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USCGC Air Raven (WAVR 456)

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Charlie - Nan

ex-USS PC-1032

SC-1032 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 19 May 1942 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 17 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1032, 18 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1032 in April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 29 November 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Raven (WAVR 456)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Sold 15 January 1948
  • Acquired by Clifford F. McCroskey of Portland, OR in 1952 and renamed Sheila
  • Acquired by the Pacific Fish Co. of Portland in 1954
  • Reacquired by Clifford F. McCroskey in 1958
  • Acquired by Margaret Florence McCroskey of Portland in 1959
  • Acquired by the Pacific Whaling Co. of Portland in 1962
  • Stranded 8 March 1963 off Glendon Beach, OR
  • Final document surrendered in April 1964.


  • 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
    SC-1032 135k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    SC-1027 126k Moored inboard of SC-1027 Levi Ballard
    SC-1032 139k
    SC-1032 97k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG D. G. Webb, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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