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PGM-71


PGM-71 was built for Thailand

PGM-71 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-71 by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 14 September 1964
  • Delivered 5 May 1965, transferred under the Military Assistance Program to Thailand and reclassified HMTS T-11
  • Sunk by the Thai Navy to create an artificial reef near the island of Ko Chang, Thailand on 17 December 2013.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-71
    PGM-71 150k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U.S Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    HMTS T-11
    PGM-71 183k c. 1967
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Moored outboard of the training ship HMTS Chao Phya still wearing her U.S. hull number
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96073
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    T-11
    PGM-71 230k c. December 2013 Alex Beuchel
    PGM-71 141k
    PGM-71 204k
    PGM-71 180k
    PGM-71 249k
    PGM-71 167k
    PGM-71 170k
    PGM-71 153k

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-71
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