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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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    PGM-39 197k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U.S Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    PGM-39 63k

    Agusan is a former province of the Philippines that was located the Caraga region Philippines. It was created on August 20, 1907, by Provincial Government Act No. 1693, and dissolved on November 14, 1967, by Republic Act No. 4979. Its territory was divided into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 12 December 2020
    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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