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USS SC-1471
ex-USS PC-1471
ex-HMC ML-397

SC-1471 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

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

  • Laid down 28 October 1941 as HMC ML-397 by the Leblanc Shipbuilding Co., Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Launched 12 August 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser and commissioned USS PC-1471, 23 October 1942 at Weymouth, Nova Scotia under the command of LTJG Francis C. Cady, USNR
  • Reclassified SC-1471 in April 1943
  • Transferred to Mexico 20 November 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody in January 1948 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Acquired in 1965 by Earl A. Burts of Handsboro, MS for use as a freighter and named Gulf Queen
  • Out of documentation in 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 76 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 18'
  • Draft 6'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: Two 2-pounders, two .30 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projectile (Y-gun), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 630hp Hall-Scott 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 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

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SC-1471
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