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USS Panther (IX 105)

Panther call sign:
Nan - Jig - Charlie - Item

ex-USS SC-1470
ex-USS PC-1470
ex-HMC ML-396

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

  • The second Panther was laid down in 1942 as HMC ML-396 by the Leblanc Shipbuilding Co., Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Launched 17 June 1942
  • Reclassified as Submarine Chaser and commissioned USS PC-1470, 23 October 1942 at Weymouth, Nova Scotia
  • Reclassified SC-1470 in April 1943
  • SC-1470 was rammed by PC-1123 which mistook her for a surfaced U-boat off Alligator Reef, Florida
  • Repaired, named Panther and reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, IX-105, 26 June 1943
  • Decommissioned 9 July 1943 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Navy Register 21 January 1946
  • Sold for scrap 13 February 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 99 t.
  • Length 111' 6"
  • Beam 17' 9"
  • Draft 5' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament: Two 2-pounder dual purpose mounts (replaced by two 3"/23 mounts), two .30 cal. machine guns (replaced by two 20mm mounts), one depth charge projector (Y-gun), and two depth
    charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 630hp 12 cylinder Hall-Scott Defender gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    HMC ML 396
    SC-1468, 69, 70 & 71 78k 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.
    "Spud" Roscoe
    USS Panther (IX-105)
    Panther 62k

    Panther - A black variant of jaguars or leopards

    Tommy Trampp

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