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USCGC Air Redwing (WAVR 457)

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Easy - George


SC-1033 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 June 1942 as PC-1033 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 12 November 1942
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-1033, 5 April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 4 December 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Redwing (WAVR 457)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Sold 15 June 1948
  • Sold in 1950 to Ellis A. Wilson of Toledo, OR and renamed Hunter
  • Sold in 1955 to Howard Ruben of Scottsburg, OR
  • Sold in 1957 to Jesse J. Ponting of Port Orford, OR
  • Sold in 1958 to Charles W. McCrary of Coos Bay, OR
  • Stranded 3 September 1962 at Bodega Bay, CA and became a total loss.


  • 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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    SC-1033 101k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG L. P. Freyermuth, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1033
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