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PGM-7



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Love - Peter

ex-SC-1072
ex-PC-1072

Destroyed April 1945

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

  • Laid down 10 March 1943 as PC-1072 by the Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, New Jersey
  • Reclassified SC-1072 in April 1943
  • Launched 17 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1072, 28 June 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-7, 10 December 1943
  • While underway from Sterling Harbor, Treasury Islands, en route to New Ireland and New Britain for operations was rammed by PGM-4 in her engineroom, port side on 18 July 1944
  • Towed to Carter City Small Craft Repair Base, Florida Island, Solomon Islands for repairs
  • Destroyed in April 1945.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: Two 40mm gun mounts, and six twin .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-7 324k Original photo: 7 January 1944
    National Archives photo
    Second replacement photo: Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    Second replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    PGM-7 107k Photographed by the South Coast Company, Newport Beach, California, in January 1944, after completion of her conversion from USS SC-1072
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96497
    Naval Historical Center
    PGM-7 193k c. January 1943
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PGM-7 244k Interior of Bridge and Mast details
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo
    PGM-7 246k Interior of Bridge
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo
    PGM-7 281k Interior of Radio Room
    Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial Photographer, Balboa, CA
    National Archives photo

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. C. King, USNR28 June 1943
    ??LTJG A. J. Malcomson, USNR
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-7
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