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Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Easy - Queen


PGM-3 served the Navies of the United States and Republic of China

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser/PGM-1 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as PC-1035 by the Peterson Boat Works, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Reclassified SC-1035 and launched 12 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS SC-1035, 17 May 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-3, 10 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 12 January 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 6 May 1947
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 20 May 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 88 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm guns, one twin .50 cal. machine gun, and one 60mm mortar
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp Electro-Motive Corp. 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Gazaway Lamar Crittenden, USNR17 May 1943 - 30 October 1944
    02LTJG Joseph Orr Edwards, USNR30 October 1944 - 17 April 1945
    03LTJG Walter G. Simon, USNR17 April 1945 - 26 December 1945
    04LTJG William Fergus Feely, USNR26 December 1945 - 12 January 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-3
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    PGM-3 Unofficial History on Wikipedia
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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