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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


PGM-37 was built for the Philippines.

PGM-33 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-37 by Georgia Shipbuilding, Savannah, GA
  • Launched 29 May 1954
  • Delivered 2 March 1956
  • Transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Masbate (PG 52)
  • Reclassified G-52
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register in 1965
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 143 t.
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    PGM-37 64k 29 May 1954
    In cradle, prior to launch
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PGM-37 105k 29 May 1954
    Launching ceremony party, Alex H. MacDonell (left); Miss Catherine MacDonell (second from left), ships sponsor; CAPT John H. Ellison (center)
    National Archives photo
    PGM-37 75k 29 May 1954
    Guest speaker
    National Archives photo
    PGM-37 79k 29 May 1954
    Principle speaker CAPT John H. Ellison
    National Archives photo
    PGM-37 82k 29 May 1954
    Prior to launch
    National Archives photo
    PGM-37 67k 29 May 1954
    National Archives photo
    PGM-37 72k 29 May 1954
    After launch
    National Archives photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-37
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