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PGM-13 call sign:
Nan - Tare - Dog - Roger


PC-1089 call sign:
Nan - Fox - Victor - Zebra

PGM-13 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 19 January 1945 as PC-1089 by George Lawley and Son, Inc., Neponset, MA
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-13 in August 1944
  • Launched 12 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS PGM-13, 14 June 1945
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 30 June 1948 and named Tung Ting (PC 102)
  • Sunk off Quemoy Island 10 January 1955 by a Motor Torpedo Boat of the People's Republic of China.


  • Displacement 280 t. (lt), 450 t. (fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm guns, one twin .50 cal. machine gun, and one 60mm mortar
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PGM-13 60k 12 April 1945
    Photo Caption: Sponsor and Skipper of the USS PGM-13 launched at the Lawley and Son Ship Yard in Neponset. Left to right is Commander Archibald G. Stirling, attached to service office of the First Naval Distict headquarters, Mrs. Archibald Stirling wife of the Comander, and Lt. Alvin J. Karchere, USNR, who will be the skipper of the new craft. Mrs. Stirling christened the ship
    International News Photo by Edwin Stephens
    Ron Reeves
    PGM-13 43k Launching Bob Daly PC-1181

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-13
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