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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Dog - King


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Tare - Uncle

PGM-12 served the Navies of the United States, the Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China.

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down as PC-1088, 31 August 1943 by George Lawley and Son, Inc., Neponset, MA
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-12 in August 1944
  • Launched 18 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS PGM-12, 24 April 1945
  • She served in Japanese waters soon after the end of World War II, supporting the occupation forces and taking part in minesweeping operations in the Tsushima Straits during late 1945 and early 1946
  • Transferred to the Republic of China on 30 June 1948 and named Tung Ping
  • Defected to the People's Republic of China when they took over in January 1949 and remained in service into the 1970s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t. (lt), 450 t. (fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one twin 40mm mounts, six 20mm guns and four twin .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PGM-12 62k 28 April 1945
    With funnel and depth charge racks removed
    Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War II" by Paul H. Silverstone
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    PGM-12 95k Underway in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 28 April 1945.
    National Archives photo 80-G-318432
    Naval Historical Center
    PGM-12 124k Underway in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 28 April 1945. Photographed by aircraft from Naval Air Station,
    Squantum, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96498.

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