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PGM-1



Call sign:
Nan - William - Queen - Oboe

ex-SC-644
ex-PC-644


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser/PGM-1 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 29 November 1941 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 27 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-644, 16 October 1942
  • Reclassified USS SC-644 in April 1943
  • Converted to a Motor Gunboat, PGM-1, 10 December 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidations Commission 20 May 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "Y Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-1 88k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-1
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