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USCGC Air Robin (WAVR 458)

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Fox - Charlie


SC-1037 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 31 October 1942 as PC-1037 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Reclassified SC-1037 in April 1943
  • Launched 29 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1037, 7 July 1943 under the command of LTJG Donald C. McKinley, USNR
  • Decommissioned 16 January 1946, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Robin (WAVR 458) the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Sold in June 1947 to Arthur L. Weeks of Ketchikan, AK for use as a fishing boat and renamed Robin
  • Acquired in 1954 by the Alaska States Fishing Co. of Portland, OR
  • Acquired in 1959 by Jennie R. Backus of Portland
  • Acquired in 1961 by Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. of Astoria, OR
  • Acquired in 1963 by David S. Updike, c/o Northwest Towing and Salvage of Seattle, WA
  • Acquired in 1971 by Harold C. Bean of Seattle
  • Acquired in 1977 by Donald F. Hungerford of Seattle and renamed Emerald Pacific
  • Acquired in 1980 by Leonard S. Ogle of Chignik, AK
  • Reacquired in 1981 by Donald F. Hungerford of Seattle
  • Sold 12 January 1988 to Kenneth F. Tison and registered the same year to Michael F. Burns of Cordova, AK
  • Acquired by Richard P. and Evelyn S. Patrick of Port Orchard, WA
  • Sunk in early 1993.


  • 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-1037 212k Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85426 from the Naval History and Heritage Command
    Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photo: Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1037
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    "Subchaser in the South Pacific"
    by J. Henry Doscher, CAPT, USN, Ret.

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