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USCGC Air Goose (WAVR 424)
ex-USS SC-662

Call sign:
Nan - William - Tare - Oboe

ex-USS PC-662

SC-662 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 November 1941 by the Fisher Boat Works, Detroit, MI
  • Launched 11 April 1942
  • Delivered 10 June 1942 and commissioned USS PC-662
  • Reclassified SC-662 in April 1943
  • Rescued survivors of the U.S. freighter Melville E. Stone along with SC-1023 that was torpedoed 24 November 1943 by the German submarine U-516 about 100 miles northwest of Cristobal, Canal Zone
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 11 October 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Goose (WAVR 424), 23 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945
  • Sold 11 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 83 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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    SC-662 451k Ed Zajkowski

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