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USCGC Air Scaup (WAVR 481)
ex-USS SC-1339

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Nan


SC-1339 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:>

  • Laid down 24 October 1942 as PC-1339 by the Walter E. Abrams Shipyards/Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1339 in April 1943
  • Launched 21 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1339, 8 November 1943 under the command of LT William G. Maxson, Jr., USNR
  • Decommissioned 1 September 1945 at Thompkinsville, Staten Island, NY and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 14 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 15 November 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Scaup (WAVR 481), 12 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Sold 4 August 1947
  • Acquired in 1954 by Floyd L. Karsten of Houston, TX for use as a yacht and renamed Tejana III
  • Acquired in 1960 by George M. Kappes of Miami, FL
  • Acquired in 1961 by the Inter Key Waterways Transportation Co. of of Miami
  • Operated in 1970 under the British flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 94 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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