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SC-1068

Built in 1943 by John Trumpy and Sons at Gloucester City, New Jersey as the 110-foot subchaser SC-1068 (hull #270) for the United States Navy.

In 1946 she was transferred to the United States Coast Guard, where the vessel was renamed as USCGC WAVR-465 "Air Snipe" .

In 1948 the vessel was decommissioned and acquired by the Boyer Towing Company of Ketchikan, Alaska where she was converted into a towing vessel and renamed as Air Snipe.

The vessel was eventually restored and is currently in use as the Halvorsen family's yacht.


  • Vessel Name: SC-1068
  • USCG Doc. No.: 263175
  • Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational, Registry
  • Call Sign: WD9924
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 270
  • Ship Builder: JOHN TRUMPY & SONS
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 107.1
  • Hailing Port: KETCHIKAN AK
  • Hull Depth: 9.4
  • Hull Breadth: 17.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 122
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    BOYER TOWING INC
    5061 SHORELINE DRIVE PO BOX 8000
    KETCHIKAN, AK 99901
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SC-1068, USCGC WAVR-465 "AIR SNIPE", AIR SNIPE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UNITED STATES NAVY, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, HALVORSEN TOWING COMPANY, BOYER TOWING INC