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:
Gunboat Photo Archive

Quiros (PG 40)
ex-Gunboat No. 40

Call sign:
George - Rush - Fox - Boy

Quiros served the Navies of Spain and the United States.

Quiros Class Gunboat:

  • Laid down in June 1894 by Whampoa Dock Co., Hong Kong, China for the Spanish Navy
  • Launched in June 1896
    Ships Data, U.S. Naval Vessels, 1921 list launch date as 1895
  • Captured by the U.S. Army at Manila, Philippines in 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 February 1900
  • Commissioned USS Quiros (Gunboat No. 40), 5 March 1900 at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines
    Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels, 1911, 1914 and 1921 lists commissioning as 14 March 1900
  • Decommissioned at Cavite Navy Yard 2 January 1904
  • Recommissioned 2 September 1904
  • Decommissioned at Cavite Navy Yard 11 March 1908
  • Recommissioned 11 October 1910
  • Decommissioned
  • Recommissioned 15 August 1917
  • Designated PG-40, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned in August 1923 at Shanghai, China
  • Sunk as a target 10 October 1923.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 148'
  • Length between perpendiculars 137' 9"
  • Beam 22' 9"
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 44
  • 1921 - 57
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders and two 3-pounders
    1905 - Added two 1-pounders and two .30 cal. Colt machine guns
    1910 - None
    1911 - Four 3-pounder rapid fire mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single-ended Scotch return tube double furnace boilers, one 550ihp vertical triple-expansion engine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Quiros 51k Photographed circa 1900-1923.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 327
    Naval Historical Center
    Quiros 137k c. 1905/1913
    Wuhu, China
    Photo Caroline Maddock Hart
    Robert Hurst
    Quiros 159k Photo from the July 1920 edition of Our Navy magazine Joe Radigan
    Quiros 56k At Ichang, China, 8 December 1922
    Donation of C. Kauffman, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86203
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Percival J. Werlich, USN14 March 1900
    02LT William Bartlett Fletcher, USN - USNA Class of 1882
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    24 April 1900
    04LT Charles Russell Train, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral1 August 1906
    ??LTJG Burton Anderson Strait, USN1915
    ??LT Charles Andrews Lockwood, Jr., USN - Awarded three Navy Distinguished Service Medals and the Legion of Merit
    Retired as Vice Admiral
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Quiros (PG-40)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Patrol Gunboat (PG) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Joe Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History