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Oscar - Victor - Charlie - Oscar

PGM-48 was built in Denmark

PGM-47 Class Motor Gunboat/Daphne Class Seaward Defense Craft:

  • Laid down 15 November 1960 as PGM-48 at Naval Dock Yard Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark under the Danish-American Cost Sharing Program
  • Launched 16 May 1961
  • Commissioned Havmanden (P 532)[The Merman], 30 August 1962
  • Decommissioned in 1978 and struck from the Danish Naval list and laid up at Assens and Korsoer, Denmark
  • Sold in 1979 to David Kope of Pasadena, TX
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1992
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 195 t.
  • Length 121.3'
  • Beam 22.1'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 20.56 kts.
    6.58 kts. on Foden diesel engine and one shaft
  • Complement 23
  • Armament: One Mk 48 - 40mm mount, two 7.62mm machine guns, two depth charge projectors,two depth charge launchers, six side releasing mines and one 51mm rocket launcher
    Removed rocket launcher in 1986/1987 and replaced by one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 900hp Maybach MD655/18 diesel engines, two shafts
    After 1970 added one 115hp FD6 Foden diesel engine and one shaft for cruising.

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    PGM-48 174k Jim Rudholm
    PGM-48 199k
    PGM-48 53k In dry dock at Ring-Andersen Shipyard, Svendborg, Denmark

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-48
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