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PGM-115 was built for Thailand

PGM-71 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Built as PGM-115 by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 24 April 1969
  • Delivered 12 February 1970, transferred to Thailand and reclassified HMTS T-16
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 130 t.
  • Length 101'
  • Beam 21.2'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 18.5 kts.
  • Complement 30
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one twin 20mm mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Eight 265bhp Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-115 214k c. August 1969
    Charlestown Navy Yard, MA
    The Deep Submergence Vessel Aluminaut, with arms on bow, shown leaving Charlestown Navy Yard. Submarine will grasp the DSV Alvin and assist in hauling her up from a depth of 4,900 feet. On the right is the Motor Gunboat PGM-115 alongside an unidentified Motor Gunboat
    Tommy Trampp
    HMTS T-16
    PGM-115 115k c. January 1970
    HMTS T-16 and HMTS T-18 moored outboard of the Torpedo Boat HMTS Royal Chumphon still wearing their U.S. Hull numbers
    Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chow Praya River just below Bangkok
    U.S. Navy photo NH 92661
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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