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PGM-41 was built for the Philippines.

Call sign:
Delta - Uniform - Xray - Lima

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-41 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 9 February 1960
  • Delivered in June 1960, transferred to the Philippines under the U.S. Military Assistance Program and named RPS Romblon (PG 63)
  • Reclassified P-63)
  • Transferred to the Philippine Coast Guard in 1992 and reclassified BRP Romblon (PG 63)
  • Sold for scrap 7 November 2007.


  • 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-41 13k

    Romblon is an archipelagic province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. Its main islands include Tablas, the largest, which covers nine municipalities, Sibuyan with its three towns, as well as the smaller island municipalities of Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion, San Jose, and Romblon, the provincial capital. The province lies south of Marinduque and Quezon, east of Oriental Mindoro, north of Aklan and Capiz, and west of Masbate

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 14 December 2020
    PGM-41 155k Photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Original photo: Mike Green
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    G-63 145k c. 1968
    Philippine Navy Photo
    Original photo: Jane's Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    G-63 257k c. October 2007
    Cavite City, Philippines
    Romblon inboard of Agusan (PG 61), ex-PGM-39. 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 inboard of Agusan (PG 61), ex-PGM-39
    G-63 267k

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-41
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