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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Jig - Oboe


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

  • Laid down 14 May 1942 as PC-1056 by the Wilmington Boat Works, Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Launched 2 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS SC-1056, 15 June 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-5, 10 December 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 7 May 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: Two 40mm gun mounts, and four .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-5 82k c. December 1943
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PGM-5 71k
    PGM-5 122k Wheel House
    National Archives photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-5
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