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USCGC Air Skimmer (WAVR 463)
ex-USS SC-1063

Call sign:
November - Delta - Oscar - Golf

ex-USS PC-1063

SC-1063 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 June 1942 by the Victory Shipbuilding Corp., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 28 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1063, 13 February 1943 under the command of LTJG John J. Scheffler, Jr., USNR
  • Reclassified SC-1063 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 23 October 1945, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Air Skimmer (WAVR 463)
  • Sold 10 July 1947
  • Acquired in 1951 by Perry B. Duryea and Son of Montauk, NY for use as a fishing boat and renamed Perry B.
  • Acquired in 1957 by Lobster Transport, Inc. of Montauk
  • Acquired in 1972 by the Offshore Lobster Co., Inc. of Ellsworth, ME and renamed Continental I
  • Acquired in 1975 by Walter F. Norton of Terrace, FL
  • Acquired in 1976 by Leonardo Nerado of Miami, FL
  • Reacquired in 1981 by Walter F. Norton and was still in service in 1988
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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