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USCGC Air Grebe (WAVR 426)
ex-USS SC-670

Call sign:
Nan - William - Uncle - William

ex-USS PC-670

SC-670 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 November 1941 by the Inland Waterways, Inc., Duluth, MN
  • Launched 6 July 1942
  • Delivered 2 September 1942 and commissioned USS PC-670
  • Reclassified SC-670 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 19 March 1946, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Grebe (WAVR 426)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • Sold 19 January 1948 to Arthur V. Nelson of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed Grebe
  • Acquired in 1949 by Trygve A. Roth of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1951 by William M. Everitt of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1980 by Ted Morehouse of Cordova, AK for use as a freighter
  • Acquired in 1989 by Francis O. Samuelson of Cordova
  • Out of documentation in 2000
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Richard S. Paret, USNR2 September 1942
    02LTJG Wayne E. Bowman, USNRJanuary 1944
    03LTJG R. C. Crary, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-670
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