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USCGC Air Swift (WAVR 471)
ex-USS SC-1340

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Love - Queen


SC-1340 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 November 1942 as PC-1340 by the Walter E. Abrams Shipyards/Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp., Halesite, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified SC-1340 in April 1943
  • Launched 18 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1340, 4 December 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 30 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Swift (WAVR 471), 7 February 1946
  • Acquired 19 January 1948 by Sir George W. K. Roberts dba Richard Campbell Ltd. for use as a cargo/passenger vessel
  • Lost off Six Shilling Channel, between Current Island and Rose Island, which connect New Providence and Eleuthera, Bahamas.


  • 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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    SC-1340/Air Swift 252k c. 1960's
    M/V Air Swift heading to sea from Nassau Harbour
    Photo by Dave Gale
    Eric Wiberg

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1340
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