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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
USCGC Air Swift (WAVR 471)
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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, NYReclassified SC-1340 in April 1943Launched 18 September 1943Commissioned USS SC-1340, 4 December 1943Transferred to the Coast Guard 30 October 1945Struck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945Commissioned USCGC Air Swift (WAVR 471), 7 February 1946Acquired 19 January 1948 by Sir George W. K. Roberts dba Richard Campbell Ltd. for use as a cargo/passenger vesselLost off Six Shilling Channel, between Current Island and Rose Island, which connect New Providence and Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Specifications:Displacement 94 t.Length 110' 10"Beam 17'Draft 6' 6"Speed 21 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Guns," and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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M/V Air Swift heading to sea from Nassau Harbour
Photo by Dave Gale
There is no DANFS history available for SC-1340
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