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PGM-117 was built for Thailand

PGM-71 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Built as PGM-117 by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 9 June 1969
  • Delivered 12 February 1970, transferred to Thailand and reclassified HMTS T-18
  • 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-117 226k Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 18 September 1969
    National Archives photo USN 1141535
    Mike Green
    HMTS T-18
    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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