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PGM-43 was built for Burma.

PGM-39 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down in 1959 as PGM-43 by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
  • Transferred to Burma in August 1959 under the Military Assistance Program and reclassified PGM-401
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 110 t.
  • Length 95'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 7.5'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two Mk3 40mm mounts, two Mk 24 twin 20mm mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Eight 255bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-43 57k c. 1962
    Burmese Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-43
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