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PC-1559 call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Uncle

PGM-28 served the Navies of the United States and Greece.

PGM-9 Class Motor Gunboat:

  • Laid down 25 June 1944 as PC-1559 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY
  • Reclassified as a Motor Gunboat, PGM-28, 16 August 1944
  • Launched 19 November 1944
  • Commissioned PGM-28, 9 April 1945
  • During WW II, PGM-28 received one battle star for minesweeping operations in the Honshu [Japan] area between 11 - 27 September 1945. Returned from the Philippines with one stop in Pearl Harbor, through the Panama
    Canal to New Orleans, LA and then to Norfolk, VA for refitting and decommissioning
  • Decommissioned 10 February 1948 at Norfolk, transferred to Greece and named Plotarkhis Blessas (P 61)
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to Greece as December 1947
  • Struck from the Greek Navy list in 1963 and scrapped.


  • 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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    PGM-28 94k 10 April 1946.
    Moored at Olongapo, Subic Bay, Philippines.
    Lenor Art Studios, Subic Bay, Philippines.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PGM-28 123k 10 April 1946.
    "C" Division.
    Olongapo, Subic Bay, Philippines.
    Lenor Art Studios, Subic Bay, Philippines.

    There is no DANFS history available for PGM-28
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