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PGM-109 was built in Brazil

Brazilian Piratini Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 27 May 1968 as PGM-109 by Naval Shipyard Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Launched 26 February 1970
  • Commissioned NPA Piratini (P 10), 30 November 1970
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 98.2'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 6' 2"
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun/81mm mortar mount, and two .50 cal. machine guns
    1985 - replaced bow .50cal. machine gun/81mm mortar with one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Four 275bhp Cummins VT-12M diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-109 253k Brazilian Navy photo Joe Radigan

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