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Queen Wilhelmina call sign when operating with U.S. Forces:
Nan - Peter - Mike - Love

PC-468 has served the United States, the Netherlands and Nigerian Navies.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 January 1942 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Launched 30 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-468, 30 June 1942
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 6 August 1942 and named HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (PO 1)
  • Presented to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8 August 1942
  • Subsequently reclassified RO-1, HE-1, P-14, and P-801
  • She was assigned to the Carribbean area, operating between Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Trinidad and Curacao, Dutch West Indies. The ship rescued two American aviatiors 19 June 1944 north of Curaçao. On 8 July 1944 she
    rescued 31 survivors from the tanker Esso Harrisburg, sunk by U-516 on 6 July 1944. Returned to Miami, FL in October 1944 for maintenance. Maintenance completed in February 1945 and prepared for crossing the
    Atlantic. Arrival in Plymouth, England in March 1945
  • Loaned to the Nigerian Navy 26 July 1963 and renamed HMNS Ogoja
  • Transferred to the Nigerian Navy 16 September 1965
  • Sunk in October 1969.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8-1/8 diesel engines (Serial # 832357 and 832360), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-468
    PC-468 26k . Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II
    PC-468 264k c. 1942
    Washington Navy Yard
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-468 192k 8 August 1942
    Washington Navy Yard
    Transfer ceremony of PC-468 to The Netherlands. President and Mrs. Roosevelt are seated in the back seat of the sedan.
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (PO 1)
    PC-468 152k Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (RO 1)
    PC-468 79k . Robert Hurst
    PC-468 79k Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-468 93k Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    PC-468 88k
    PC-468 67k
    HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (P 801)
    PC-468 149k Den Helder, The Netherlands
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    HMNS Ogoja
    PC-468 96k Den Helder, The Netherlands
    Transfer ceremony to the Nigerian Navy. The Nigerian Ambassador to the Netherlands and the commanding Dutch Rear Admiral
    Photo courtesy of Barend ter Wal
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-468 85k c. 1964
    Photo by Mr. Michael D. J. Lennan from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PC-468 49k c. 1965

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