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River Gunboat Photo Archive

Mindanao (PR-8)
ex-PG-48

Sunk 2 May 1942

River Gunboat:

  • Laid down 20 November 1926 as a Patrol Gunboat, PG-48 at Kiangoan Dockyard and Engineering Works, Shanghai, China
  • Launched 28 September 1927
  • Reclassified as a River Gunboat, PR-8
  • Commissioned USS Mindanao (PR-8), 10 July 1928
  • Sunk 2 May 1942 in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands to prevent capture by the Japanese
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1942.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 560 t.
  • Length 210' 9"
  • Beam 31' 1"
  • Draft 5' 7"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: Two 3" gun mounts and ten .30 cal. machine guns.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Mindanao 27k - .
    Mindanao 40k c. 1920's
    Zamboanga natives, Philippine Islands
    Tommy Trampp
    Mindanao 44k c. June 1928
    Undergoing sea trials
    .

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Alan Withers Ashbrook, USN10 July 1928 - 8 March 1929
    02CDR George Christian Logan, USN8 March 1929
    03CDR George William Kenyon, USN20 February 1931
    04LCDR James Powell Clay, USN1938
    05CDR Charles Edward Coney, USN1939
    06LCDR James Joseph McGlynn, USN1940
    07LCDR Alan Reed McCracken, USN - USNA Class of 1922
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1942) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    December 1941 - 2 May 1942
    08LT David Nash, USN - USNA Class of 1935
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1941)
    2 May 1942 - Scuttled the ship
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Account of Mindanao's Crew In Captivity
    View the Mindanao (PR-8)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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