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PGM-19 call sign:
Nan - Uncle - George - Dog


PC-1550 call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Baker

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser/PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 13 February 1944 as PC-1550 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Launched 11 April 1944
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-19, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS PGM-19, 1 December 1944
  • Assigned to the Asiatic Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 16 - 31 May 1945
    Third Fleet operations against Japan, 5 - 31 July 1945
    Mine Sweeping operations at "Skagway," (East China Sea/Ryukyus Area), 16 - 31 May 1945
    Sasebo, Japan, 9 - 30 September 1945, and Asian occupation service, 2 September - 19 October 1945, and 24 - 28 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 gun mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiors, 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-19 70k 12 December 1944 Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT L. E. Burger, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-19
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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