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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

USS SC-1472
ex-USS PC-1472
ex-HM ML-398

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Tare - Nan

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

  • Laid down 30 January 1942 as HM ML-398 by the Leblanc Shipbuilding Co., Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Launched 24 November 1942
  • Reclassified as Submarine Chaser and commissioned USS PC-1472, 5 December 1942 at Weymouth, Nova Scotia
  • Reclassified SC-1472 in April 1943
  • Ran out of fuel 25 October 1943 off Barnegat, NJ while escorting U.S. freighter James L. Couper; YMS-359 in the vicinity, is diverted to the scene as weather worsens. Weather turns into a severe
    northeast storm on 26 October 1943 and strikes the eastern seaboard between Cape May, NJ and Nantucket, MA and YMS-359 is unable to put a line on board the SC-1472 in the prevailing gale. HMCS Guysborough (J 57) located SC-1472 on 27 October 1943 off Brigantine Shoals, NJ and tows her to New York
  • Decommissined 30 June 1945
  • Acquired 4 March 1948 by the De Rega Trading Co. of Miami, FL for use as a freighter and named Marblehead
  • Burned 6 February 1950 in Cockburn Harbor, Caicos Island, British West Indies.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 111' 6"
  • Beam 17' 9"
  • Draft 5' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: Two 2-pounders, two .30 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projector (Y-gun), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 630hp Hall-Scott gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-1472 84k 24 October 1943 Robert Hurst
    SC-1472 49k c. October 1943

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SC-1472
    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William Demarest, Jr., USNRMarch 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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