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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Gannett (WAVR 423)
Nan - William - Tare - Charlie
SC-659 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 16 December 1941 by American Cruiser Inc., Trenton, MILaunched 29 June 1942Delivered 7 October 1942 and commissioned USS PC-659Reclassified SC-659 in April 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 19 October 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Gannett (WAVR 423), 5 December 1945Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946Sold 26 September 1947Burned in Krabs Lake, Pascagoula, MS in 1963.
Specifications:Displacement 94 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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