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PGM-70 was built for South Vietnam.

PGM-59 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down in 1963 as PGM-70 by Marinette Marine, Manitowoc, WI
  • Delivered 14 May 1963, transferred under the Military Assistance Program to South Vietnam and named RVN Truong Sa (HQ 611)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 130 t.
  • Length 101'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two twin 20mm mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 975bhp MB820 Mercedes Benz diesel engines/eight 250bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-70 196k Patrolling near Truong Sa Island
    Photo from the collection of D. T. Vu
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-70
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