Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive

USS SC-1468
ex-USS PC-1468

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Queen - Easy

ex-HMC ML-394

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

  • Laid down 28 November 1941 as HMC 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
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in January 1948
  • Acquired 21 January 1948 by Albert O. Hawyer of Pinellas Park, FL for use as a yacht and named Alanal
  • Operated in 1949 under the Nicaraguan flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement76 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 187'
  • Draft 6'
  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    HMC ML-394
    HMC Q-084 55k HMC ML-392, HMC ML-393, HMC ML-394 and HMC ML-395 at Weymouth, Nova Scotia (later USS SC-1466, USS SC-1467,
    USS SC-1468 and USS SC-1469, respectively)
    Weymouths Little Warships Remembered
    Photo added 12 February 2021
    SC-1468, 69, 70 & 71 72k c. 1942
    Picture prior to being turned over to the U.S. Navy are HMC ML-394 (SC-1468), HMC ML-395 (SC-1469), HMC ML-396
    and HMC ML-397 (SC-1471) at Weymouth, Nova Scotia.
    Original photo: "Spud" Roscoe
    Replacement photo: Weymouths Little Warships Remembered
    Replaced photo 12 February 2021
    SC-1468 94k c. 1948
    Near Tampa, FL
    David Wright
    SC-1468 88k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SC-1468
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back to the Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the 110' Submarine Chaser (SC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History