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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Dog - Victor


PC-1091 call sign:
Nan - Fox - William - Mike

PGM-15 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 15 June 1945 as PC-1091 by George Lawley and Son, Inc., Neponset, MA
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-15 in August 1944
  • Launched 31 July 1945
  • Commissioned USS PGM-15, 11 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 30 June 1948
  • Defected to the People's Republic of China in January 1949 and named Kan Tang
  • 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 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PGM-15 164k Plaque on board PGM-15
    National Archives photo RG-19-LCM, Box 517
    Dan Treadwell

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-15
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