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PGM-64 was built for South Vietnam.

PGM-59 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down in 1962 as PGM-64 by Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA
  • Transferred to South Vietnam and named Phu Du (HQ 600)
  • Placed in service 2 September 1964 under the command of Trung uż (LT) Nguyen Tu Hung, RVN
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 122 t.
  • Length 100' 4"
  • Beam 21' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 20mm mounts and one 81mm mortar
  • Propulsion: Two 1,100hp Mercedes Benz 12V493 TY57 diesel engines, two shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-64 68k c. 1963 Robert Hurst
    PGM-64 489k c. 1970/1971
    Naval Facility Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam
    Photo by J. P. Blinkenstaff, USS Canon (PG 90)
    J. P. Blinkenstaff

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-64
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