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USCGC Air Kestrel (WAVR 432)
ex-USS SC-714

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Dog - Love

ex-USS PC-714

SC-714 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 April 1942 by the Fisher Boat Works, Detroit, MI
  • Launched 17 September 1942
  • Delivered 20 November 1942 and commissioned USS PC-714
  • Reclassified SC-714 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 1 December 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Kestrel (WAVR 432)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Sold 19 January 1948 to John S. Gorman of Morgan City, LA for use as a freighter and renamed Rosalie
  • Used as a fishing boat in 1961
  • Acquired in 1963 by Arthur McKee of Tavernier, FL
  • Burned 25 January 1964 off Plantation Key, FL.


  • Displacement 83 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament one 40mm gun mount, one/two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks, and two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with
    four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540hp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG David M. Crawford, USNR20 November 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-714.
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