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USCGC Air Teal (WAVR 473)
ex-USS SC-1348

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Mike - Nan


SC-1347 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 February 1943 as PC-1348 by the Fisher Boat Works, Inc., Detroit, MI
  • Reclassified USS SC-1348 in April 1943
  • Launched 12 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1348, 1 October 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 30 October 1945
  • Commissioned USCGC Air Teal (WAVR 473), 31 October 1945
  • Sold 1 August 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 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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