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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


PC-1556 call sign:
Nan - Item - Victor - Oboe

PGM-25 served the Navies of the United States and Greece

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 16 July 1944 as PC-1556 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-25, 16 August 1944
  • Launched 6 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS PGM-25, 3 February 1945
  • Transferred to Greece in December 1947 and named Plotarkhis Arslnoglou (P 14)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 September 1960
  • 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
    USS PGM-25
    PGM-25 240k San Francisco Bay, 1945-46
    Courtesy of Mr. J.A. Casoly, San Francisco
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 50751
    Original photo: Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    Plotarkhis Arslnoglou (P 14)
    PGM-25 225k c. 1969
    Royal Hellenic Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    PGM-25 152k c. November 1976 John Chiquoine
    Photo added 15 September 2019

    Commanding Officers
    01LT C. S. Munson, Jr., USNR1945
    02LTJG J. T. Moss, USNR1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-25
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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