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PC-1552 call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - How

PGM-22 served the Navies of the United States and Greece

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 7 May 1944 as Submarine Chaser, PC-1553 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Launched 25 June 1944
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-22, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned PGM-22, 23 December 1944
  • Sold 24 November 1947 to Pounds Marine Shipping, Ltd. of Hampshire, England for $37,111.00
  • Sold to Greece and named Plotarkhs Meletopoulos (P 57)
  • Sold 29 August 1971
  • Scrapped in Greece.


  • 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 mount, six 20mm guns, and four twin .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. F. Bell, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-22
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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