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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Love - Yoke

PC-1168 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 3 April 1943 by the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 3 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1168, 31 December 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-1168 in August 1945
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in December 1947 assigned to the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia)
  • The movie "You're in the Navy Now" aka, "USS Teakettle" was made on the PC-1168 in 1950. The movie was made in Hampton Roads, VA and starred Gary Cooper
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1954, transferred to the Republic of China and reclassified PC-116
  • Decommissioned and was struck from the Chinese Navy list 16 December 1970
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 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 General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14240 and 14241), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PC-1168
    PC-1168 38k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1168 239k c. 1946
    On an anti-submarine exercise off of San Clemente Island, CA.
    Bill Tennison
    PC-1168 141k c. 1950
    Promotional ad from a magazine
    PC-1168 105k National Archives photo 80-G-640309 Dan Treadwell
    PC-1168 66k . Chinese Navy

    Commanding Officers
    ??LTJG Hans Peter Hansen, USN1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-1168
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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