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PGM-42


PGM-42 was built for the Philippines.



Call sign:
Delta - Uniform - Xray - Mike

PGM-39 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-42 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 9 March 1960
  • Delivered in June 1960, transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Palawan (PG 64) under the U.S. military assistance program
  • Reclassified G-64
  • Transferred in 1992 to the Philippine Coast Guard and reclassified PCG-64
  • Decommissioned in June 2018
  • Sunk at Anilao, Batangas, a known diving spot for local and foreign tourist.

    Specifications:

  • 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-42 13k
    Namesake:

    Palawan, officially the Province of Palawan, is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the region of Mimaropa. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is the city of Puerto Princesa, but the city is governed independently from the province as a highly urbanized city.

    The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island (0930'N 11830'E), measuring 450 kilometers (280 mi) long, and 50 kilometers (31 mi) wide

    Tommy Trampp

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