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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Jig

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

  • Laid down 25 May 1944 as PC-1554 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Launched 16 July 1944
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-23, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned PGM-23, 5 December 1944
  • Transferred to the War Assets Administration in December 1947
  • 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 depth charge projectors (Hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (K-guns), 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PGM-23 68k National Archives photo 19-N-755262 Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT A. B. Carlisle, USNR1945
    02LT E. A. Clark, USNR1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-23
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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