USS SC-1062, a 95-ton 110-foot submarine chaser built at East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was commissioned in February 1943. During the next two years, she served along the U.S. eastern seaboard. SC-1062 was assigned to the Service Force, Pacific Fleet, in January 1945 and to the First Naval District for air-sea rescue duties in June 1945. In October 1945, following the end of World War II, she was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. Renamed USCGC Air Shrike (WAVR-462), she was stationed at Rockland, Maine. Decommissioned in April 1947, she was sold by the Coast Guard in March 1948.
This page features our only view of USS SC-1062.
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Photo #: NH 96488
Underway east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, (position 42 00'N, 69 10'W) on 2 August 1944.
Note "Mousetrap" anti-submarine rocket launchers on her foredeck.
Photographed by AMM1c Friend from a blimp of squadron ZP-11.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
Online Image: 120KB; 740 x 600 pixels
In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold at least one other view of USS SC-1062. The following list features this image:
The image listed below is NOT in the
Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
Port broadside view of USS SC-1062 underway. Photo is dated February 1946, but was actually taken in 1943, prior to installation of a radar antenna on her foremast.
Starboard side surface view, taken from somewhat forward of amidships.
Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The image listed in this box is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
Page made 10 February 2001