Curtiss SO3C-1/2/3 "Seamew"

June 3, 2022

Curtiss SO3C-1/2/3 "Seamew"


The Coast Guard acquired at least 48 Curtiss SO3 scout aircraft from the Navy, which came with either fixed landing gear of floats.  They were used for anti-submarine patrols all along the nation's coast.  At least three were the SO3C-1 models. 

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Aircraft History File, U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office.

Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers.  United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911  (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990-third edition), pp. 164-165.

Arthur Pearcy, U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), pp. 158-159.