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PGM-39 was built for the Philippines.

Call sign:
Delta - Uniform - Xray - Juliet

PGM-39 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-39 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Delivered 29 November 1959
  • Transferred to the Philippines in March 1960 and commissioned RPS Agusan (PG 61) under the U.S. military assistance program
  • Reclassified G-61
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1992 and reclassified BRP Agusan (PG 61)
  • Sold for scrap 7 November 2007.


  • Displacement 110 t; Length 95'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. machine guns, two mouse trap projectors and four double depth charge racks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,100hp Mercedes Benz 12V493 TY57 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-39 197k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U.S Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    G-63 257k c. October 2007
    Cavite City, Philippines
    Romblon (PG 63), ex-PGM-41inboard of Agusan. In the background is Datu Marikudo (PS 23), ex-Van Kiep (HQ 14), ex-Amherst (PCE[R] 853)
    Edison Sy
    G-63 187k c. October 2007
    Cavite City, Philippines
    Romblon (PG 63) inboard of Agusan.
    G-63 267k

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-39
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