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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Oboe - Mike


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

  • Laid down 2 November 1942 by the Wilmington Boat Works, Inc., Wilmington, CA
  • Launched 1 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1366, 12 August 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-8, 10 December 1943
  • Damaged 29 March 1944 when she runs aground off Kundu Kundu Island, Solomons
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, six 20mm guns, four twin .50 cal. machine guns, and one 60mm mortar
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp Electro-Motive Corp. General Motors 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of PGM-8 is available at this time.

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG P. W. Hessel, USNR18 August 1943
    02LTJG E. T. Thompson, USNRJune 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-8
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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