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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Jig - Able


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

  • Laid down 11 April 1942 by the Wilmington Boat Works, Inc., Wilmington, WA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1053, 17 March 1943
  • Reclassified SC-1053 in April 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-4 10 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 17 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 9 June 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 105 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 23
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: Two 40mm gun mounts, and four twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp Electro-Motive Corp. 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PGM-4 451k At the yard of Harbor Boat Building showing the details of her conversion. Note the PT-style .50 cal. gun tubs and folding radar mast, and the austere, open, armored cockpit. PGM-4 was armed with 40mm guns fore and aft
    Photos from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PGM-4 436k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT George V. Halloran, USNR17 March 1943 - November 1943
    02LTJG Meredith R. Quinn, USNRNovember 1943 - January 1944
    02LTJG Myron J. Dickes, USNRJanuary 1944 - September 1944
    03LT Robert A. Pickering, USNRSeptember 1944 - April 1945
    04LT Milton S. Dillon, Jr., USNRApril 1945 - November 1945
    05ENS Hale T. Cullinan, Jr., USNRNovember 1945 - 17 January 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-4
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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