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USCGC Air Toucan (WAVR 476)
ex-USS SC-1357

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Nan - Love


SC-1357 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 13 February 1943 as PC-1357 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Reclassified SC-1357 in April 1943
  • Launched 21 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1357, 31 August 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 24 October 1945 and commissioned USCGC Air Toucan (WAVR 476) at Corpus Christi, TX
  • Sold 17 January 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 104 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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