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Motor Gunboat/Patrol Gunboat Photo Archive


PC-1557 call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Queen

PGM-26 served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 13 August 1944 as PC-1557 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-26, 16 August 1944
  • Launched 25 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS PGM-26, 24 February 1945
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 30 June 1948 and named Hung Tse
  • Renamed Ou Chang (PC 102)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1964
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    PGM-26 50k . Bob Daly PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG G. G. Roessner, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-26
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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