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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Love

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

  • Laid down 25 July 1944 as PC-1555 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Launched 13 August 1944
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-24, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS PGM-24, 18 January 1945
  • 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-24 130k Transferring mail to Refresh (AM 287)
    Photos from the collection of Refresh crewmember Ervin J. Hébert
    Chris Hébert
    PGM-24 123k
    PGM-24 193k San Francisco Bay, 1945-46
    Courtesy of Mr. J.A. Casoly, San Francisco
    U.S. Navy photo NH 50750
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. W. Ferrill, USNR1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-24
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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