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USCGC Air Warbler (WAVR 477)
ex-USS SC-1362

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Oboe - Able


SC-1362 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 November 1942 as PC-1362 by the Peyton Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Reclassified SC-1362 and launched 24 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1362, 6 September 1943
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 8 February 1946 and commissioned USCGC Air Warbler (WAVR 477)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Sold 19 January 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 110 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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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1362 119k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    SC-1362 197k Photo from the collection of James Quigley Emmett Quigley

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG John B. Crosby, USNR9 September 1943 - December 1943
    02LTJG W. M. Jones, USNRDecember 1943 - September 1944
    03LTJG W. B. Appenzeller, Jr.,USNRSeptember 1944 - March 1945
    04LTJG Kenneth M. Leighton, USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    05LTJG Walter R. Primm, Jr., USNRDecember 1945 - 8 February 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler
    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1362
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