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PGM-33 was built for the Philippines

PGM-33 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-33 by Georgia Shipbuilding, Savannah, GA
  • Delivered 15 September 1954
  • Transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Camarines Sur (PG 48)
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register in 1974
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 143 t.
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts and four twin .50 cal. machine guns.
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    PGM-33 39k

    Camarines Sur (Central Bicolano: Habagatan na Camarines; Tagalog: Timog Camarines) is a province in the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Pili and the province borders Camarines Norte and Quezon to the northwest, and Albay to the south. To the east lies the island province of Catanduanes across the Maqueda Channel

    Tommy Trampp
    PGM-33 175k c. 1953
    Line drawing A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PGM-33 48k c. 1956
    Philippine Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-33
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