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USCGC Air Sparrow (WAVR 466)
ex-USS SC-1069

Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Mike - Victor


SC-1069 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 30 December 1942 as PC-1069 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ
  • Reclassified SC-1069 and launched 17 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1069, 26 April 1943
  • Decommissioned 1 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 5 December 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Sparrow (WAVR 466)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Sold 8 January 1948
  • Acquired in 1951 by Don L. Mussulman of Seattle, WA for use as a fishing boat and renamed Get Along
  • Operated in 1960 under the Mexican flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 87 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-1069 210k 18 September 1944
    National Archives photo 80-G-6975
    Dan Treadwell

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG James R. Stiles, USNR26 April 1943
    02LTJG C. M. Janicki, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1069
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