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USCGC Air Ibis (WAVR 430)
ex-USS SC-710

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Charlie - Oboe

ex-USS PC-710

SC-710 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 11 March 1942 by Dooley's Basin and Drydock Co., Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Delivered 7 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-710, 11 November 1942
  • Reclassified SC-710 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 23 August 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Ibis (WAVR 430), 11 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Acquired in 1957 by the Gravity Motor Exploration Co. of Morgan City, LA as Air Ibis
  • Operated in 1958 under the Venezuelan flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 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
    01LTJG James M. Brown, Jr., USNR11 November 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-710
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