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PGM-40 was built for the Philippines.

Call sign:
Delta - Uniform - Xray - Xray

PGM-39 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-40 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 9 January 1960
  • Delivered in March 1960, transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Catanduanes (PG 62) under the U.S. military assistance program
  • Reclassified G-62
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1992 and reclassified BRP Catanduanes (PG 21)
  • Sold for scrap in June 2006.


  • Displacement 110 t; Length 95'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 1,100hp Mercedes Benz 12V493 TY57 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-40 39k

    Catanduanes is an island province located in the Bicol Region of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the 12th-largest Island in the Philippines. Its capital is Virac and the province lies to the east of Camarines Sur across Maqueda Channel

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 13 December 2020
    PGM-40 309k Photo from the 21 November 1967 edition of the Philippine Herald, Manila, Philippines Defense of the Republic of the Philippines website
    Photo added 13 December 2020

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-40
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