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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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    Size Image Description Source
    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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