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USC&GS Stirni
ex-USS SC-1358

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Nan - Oboe


SC-1358 served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 October 1942 as PC-1358 by the Calderwood Yacht Yard, Inc., Manchester, MA
  • Launched 22 February 1943
  • Reclassified and commissioned USS SC-1358, 20 April 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey 30 September 1946 and commissioned USC&GS Stirni
  • In service 1946-1957 on Atlantic coast. Named for Lieutenant Joseph Stirni, Coast and Geodetic Survey, who fought in the Philippine Islands until the fall of Corregidor with the U. S. Navy, taken
    prisoner-of-war, and then while being transported to Japan in the “hell-ship” Enoura Maru, he was killed by American bombing of this unmarked ship in Takao, Formosa, 9 January 1945
  • Sold in 1957
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Guns," two sets Mk 20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1358 99k USC&GS Stirni NOAA Website
    SC-1358 120k NOAA photo theb0241, from NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1358
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