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USCGC Air Pheasant (WAVR 449)
ex-USS SC-1015

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Xray - King

ex-USS PC-1015

SC-1015 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 4 May 1942 by Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Launched 30 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1015, 20 October 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1015 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 11 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Pheasant (WAVR 449)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Sold 14 January 1948 to the Morton Salt Coís and used in the Bahamas as a mail freighter between Nassau, the capital, and Great Inagua, servicing several other islands like Rum Cay, Long Island and
    Crooked and Fortune Islands
  • Scrapped in 1982.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS SC-1015
    SC-1015 133k 14 May 1945
    Cape May, NJ
    U-858 at anchor, a Coast Guard HNS-1 Helicopter is overhead with SC-1015 in the background
    SC-1015 602k 14 May 1945
    Cape May, NJ
    Photo take from SC-1015
    Ray Damiano
    SC-1015 101k c. June 1945
    Cape May, NJ
    SC-1015 688k LTJG Parks, CO SC-1015
    SC-1015 332k Crew photo
    Ray Damiano, second row, third from left; LTJG Parks, first row center
    M/V Air Pheasant
    SC-1015 120k Photo from Bahamas Handbook and Businessmanís Annual, 1966/1967 pages 36-46, Depuch Publications, Nassau Bahamas 1967 Eric T. Wiberg, JD

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Parks, USNR1945
    02ENS S. G. Goldsmith, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1015
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