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PGM-82 was built for South Vietnam.

PGM-71 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PGM-82 by Marinette Marine, Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched 16 February 1966
  • Delivered 29 August 1966, transferred to South Vietnam and named RVN Hoang Sa (HQ 616)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 130 t.
  • Length 101'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 6' 8"
  • 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-82 124k Models of RVN Nhut Tao (HQ 10) and Hoang Sa
    Photo by D. T. Vu from VNAF Model Aircraft Club (MAC) The Sixth Exhibition War Materiel of the Republic of Viet Nam and Her Allies at Van Lang
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-82
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