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|48k||c. August 1945
|Vincent A. Grobbel, BM1/c, USCG
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|122k||6 August 1945
Crew of SC-705 preparing to be towed by the USS Davenport (PF 69) from the North Atlantic to Reykjavik, Iceland
She was laid down on 7 March 1942 by the Elizabeth City Shipyard, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She was launched on 24 April 1942 and commissioned as USS PC-705 on 2 October 1942 with her Coast Guard crew aboard. Her Coast Guard crew was removed on 22 January 1946.
She was decommissioned on 22 January 1946. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission on 3 September 1946; Struck from the Naval Register. Fate unknown.
Her commanding officers were (list incomplete): LTJG J. F. Claussen, USCG; LTJG W. L. Martin, USCGR (24 July 1945); ENS C. W. Roll, USCG (22 September 1945).
The USS SC-705 was commissioned on 2 October 1942. (1942 and 1943 War Diaries are not available).
From January 1, 1944 to May 1, 1944, the SC-705 was on patrol duty in Green land waters, mostly in Patrol Area No. 3, in Areuk Fjord, Greenland. Other areas ware also patrolled the SC-705 relieving SCs 704, 688, 527, and 689. Between patrols the SC-705 moored at Gronne Dal usually making a stop at Ivigtut en route to her mooring.
On May 1, 1944, the SC-705 departed Gronne Dal en route Argentia in convoy with USS NORTHLAND [WPG-49], SC-688 and SC-689. Arriving on the 6th she departed on the 9th for Boston in company with three other escorts arriving on the 12th, where she remained for repairs until June 14, 1944, when she departed for Casco Bay, Maine, for training exercises. On the 22nd she was underway for Argentia. Here on July 6th she was damaged slightly by a fire around the galley stack. On the 10th she departed for Gronne Dal arriving on the 14th.
The SC-705 remained in Greenland on patrol duty of area No. 3 in Arsuk Fjord until December 8, 1944, when she departed in convoy with two other escorts for Boston, via St. John's, arriving on September 21, 1944.
Remaining at Chelsea Navy Yard Annex until October 10, 1944, on availability the SC-705 departed for Quonset Point, Rhode Island, on October 15, 1944, where she was assigned radar target towing duty. She remained on this duty during the rest of 1944.
The SC-705 was decommissioned January 22, 1946.
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