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USCGC Air Shrike (WAVR 462)
ex-USS SC-1062

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - King - Love

ex-USS PC-1062

SC-1062 served the both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 June 1942 by Harris and Parsons, Inc., East Greenwich, RI
  • Launched 23 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1062 under the command of ENS Lewis D. Eastmead, USNR, 27 February 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1062 in April 1943
  • During the next two years, she served along the U.S. eastern seaboard
  • SC-1062 was assigned to the Service Force, Pacific Fleet in January 1945 and to the First Naval District for air-sea rescue duties in June 1945
  • Decommissioned 23 October 1945, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Shrike (WAVR 462)
  • Served as an air-sea rescue vessel based at Rockland, ME
  • Decommissioned in April 1947
  • Sold 11 March 1948 Merritt O. Watson of Lowland, NC, converted to a fishing trawler and renamed Mary Jane
  • Sold in 1960 to Trawler Mary Jane, Inc. of Gloucester, MA for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1967 by the First Sussex Corp. of Shelbyville, DE
  • Acquired in 1972 by Erling Dybfest of Brooklyn, NY
  • Acquired in 1977 by Peter C. Brancato of Monroe, CT
  • Sunk at the breakwater of New Bedford, Massachusetts.


  • Displacement 103 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-1062 86k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    SC-1062 120k East of Cape Cod, MA, 2 August 1944. "Mousetrap" anti-submarine rocket launchers are seen clearly on her foredeck
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96488 taken by AMM1c Friend from a blimp of ZP-11 [Airship Patrol Squadron ELEVEN out of NAS South Weymouth, MA]
    Naval Historical Center

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