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USCGC Air Gannett (WAVR 423)
ex-USS SC-659

Call sign:
Nan - William - Tare - Charlie

ex-USS PC-659

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, MI
  • Launched 29 June 1942
  • Delivered 7 October 1942 and commissioned USS PC-659
  • Reclassified SC-659 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 19 October 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Gannett (WAVR 423), 5 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Sold 26 September 1947
  • Burned in Krabs Lake, Pascagoula, MS in 1963.


  • Displacement 94 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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