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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 271k c. 1951
    PC-1168 under tow by Roanoke (CL 145) during the filming of the movie "You're In The Navy Now."
    Photo from the collection of PH3 Donald Carleton, Ship's Photographer and Plank Owner
    Andy Carleton
    Photos added 24 August 2020
    PC-1168 321k c. 1951
    Norfolk, VA
    USS Marquette (AKA 95) moored astern of PC-1168
    Photo from the collection of PH3 Donald Carleton, Ship's Photographer and Plank Owner
    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
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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