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USCGC Air Loon (WAVR 436)
ex-USS SC-758

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Peter - Jig


SC-758 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 6 August 1942 as PC-758 by the Robinson Marine Construction Co., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Reclassified SC-758 in April 1943
  • Launched 28 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-758, 14 September 1943
  • Decommissioned 24 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 25 January 1946
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Loon (WAVR 436), 25 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Sold 19 January 1948 to Arthur V. Nelson of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed Loon
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Western Trading and Packing Co. of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1954 by Henry J. Emard dba Emard Packing Co. of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1968 by Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods, Inc. of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1975 by Citicorp Leasing, Inc. of Kitchikan, AK
  • Acquired in 1987 by Joseph Ohlund of Homer, AK
  • Sank in December 1992.


  • Displacement 93 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm, one/two twin mount .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 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG John R. Kline, USNR14 September 1943
    02LTJG W. K. Coon, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-758
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