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PGM-9



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Tare - Tare

ex-PC-1548


PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 19 December 1943 by the Consolidated Ship Building Corp., New York, NY
  • Launched 13 February 1944
  • Commissioned PC-1548, 1 July 1944
  • Converted to a Motor Gunboat, PGM-9, 4 February 1944
  • Grounded 9 October 1945 at Hira Sone Reef, Buckner Bay, Okinawa Shima
  • Decommissioned 10 December 1945
  • Destroyed 27 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, six 20mm guns, two .50 cal. machine gun, and one Rocket launcher
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-9 408k National Archives photo Original photo: Rob Rielly, National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130.
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    PGM-9 84k National Archives photo Original photo: Rob Rielly, National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130.
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    PGM-9 67k National Archives photo Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Dan Treadwell
    PGM-9 355k National Archives photo Dan Treadwell
    PGM-9 198k 1 July 1944
    Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PGM-9 94k c. October 1945
    Grounded after Typhoon Louise
    Randy Somerville
    PGM-9 196k 9 October 1945 Deck Log James N. Hendon, F1c, former crew member
    PGM-9 220k 11 October 1945 Deck Log
    PGM-9 197k 15 October 1945 Deck Log
    PGM-9 127k 10 December 1945 Deck Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG John C. Bigham, Jr., USNR28 November 1944 - 1945
    02LT David E. Shotwell, USNR1945
    03LT C. Morgan, USNR1945
    04LT R. R. Hart, USNR1945
    05ENS W. F. Guinan, USNR1945 - 10 December 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-9
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