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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
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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