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PGM-16 call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Fox - Dog


PC-1148 call sign:
Nan - George - Yoke - Dog

PGM-16 served the Navies of the United States and Greece

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 25 October 1943 as PC-1148 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 19 December 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-16, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS PGM-16, 25 October 1944
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Sold 24 November 1947 to Pounds Marine Shipping, Ltd. of Hampshire, England for $37,111.00
  • Sold to Greece and named Anthiploiarhs Laskos (P 33)
  • Scrapped.


  • 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 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-16 50k c. 1951
    Anthiploiarhs Laskos (P 33)
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT D. E. Wilson., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-16
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