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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), 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 U.S. interests and used as a missionary and medical boat in the Pacific
  • 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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