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Green Bay (PG 101)

Green Bay served the Navies of the United States and Greece.

Tolmi call sign:
Sierra - Zulu - Foxtrot - Uniform

Asheville Class Motor Gunboat:

  • The first Green Bay was laid down 6 November 1960 as PGM-101 by Peterson Builders Inc,, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Gunboat, PG-101, 1 April 1967
  • Launched, 14 June 1969
  • Commissioned USS Green Bay (PG-101), 5 December 1969 at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Decommissioned 22 April 1977 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 October 1977
  • Transferred to Greece 30 June 1989 as Tolmi (P-229)
  • Commissioned 18 June 1991
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 237 t.
  • Length 164' 5"
  • Beam 23' 8"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 725hp VT-12 875M Cummins diesel engines, one 1,370shp General Electric model LM 1500 gas turbine engine, two controllable pitch propellers, two shafts.
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    USS Green Bay (PG 101)
    Chehalis 30k Moored between Beacon (PG 99) and Chehalis (PG 94) at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Green Bay 85k Shown underway to commissioning at Boston Navy Yard
    U.S. Navy photo from the March 1970 edition of All Hands magazine
    Joe Radigan
    Green Bay 100k Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen Patrol Gunboat Association
    Terry W. McManuels,
    ETCM(SW), Ret.
    Green Bay 113k . Historical Collections of the
    Great Lakes
    Green Bay 246k c. 1970s
    Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA
    Docked in Dynamic (AFDL 6)
    U.S. Navy photo
    Morgan Little
    Beacon & Green Bay 159k c. 1971
    Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA
    Green Bay, on the left and Beacon (PG 99). The bow of Spiegel Grove (LSD 32) is visable in the left background.
    Vince Venincasa
    Tolmi (P-229)
    Green Bay 38k Alongside Ormi (P 230), ex-Beacon (PG 99). Mark King
    Green Bay 235k Photo courtesy of LCDR Ioannis Kakavas, HN, Commanding Officer Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Thomas Owen Kerley, USN5 December 1969 - October 1971
    02LT Morris Cooper Foote, USN - USNA Class of 1966October 1971 - 3 November 1972
    03LT Laurence Joseph Gionet, Jr., USN3 November 1972 - 5 November 1973
    04LT Steven Howard Spayd, USN5 November 1973 - 22 April 1977
    Commanding Officers
    ??LCDR Ioannis Kakavas, HN
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Bill Gonyo, Robert Hurst and Charles Landrum

    There is no DANFS history available for Green Bay (PG-101)
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    Unofficial History entry located on the Patrol Gunboat Association Website
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