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USS SC-1468
ex-USS PC-1468

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Queen - Easy

ex-HM ML-394

SC-1466 Class (Canadian Fairmile Class) Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 November 1941 as HM ML-394 by the Leblanc Shipbuilding Co., Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Launched 10 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1468, 22 October 1942 at Weymouth, Nova Scotia under the command of LTJG John M. Wilson, USNR
  • Reclassified SC-1468 in April 1943
  • Decommissioned 29 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Acquired 21 January 1948 by Albert O. Hawver of Pinellas Park, FL for use as a yacht and named Alanal
  • Operated in 1949 under the Nicaraguan flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 111' 6"
  • Beam 17' 9"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projectile (Y-gun), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 630hp 12 cylinder Hall-Scott Defender gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    SC-1468, 69, 70 & 71 78k Picture prior to being turned over to the U.S. Navy are HM ML-394 (SC-1468), HM ML-395 (SC-1469), HM ML-396
    and HM ML-397 (SC-1471) at Weymouth, Nova Scotia.
    "Spud" Roscoe

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SC-1468
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