PGM-1-class motor gunboat

Summary

USS PGM-2.jpg
PGM-2 after her conversion
Class overview
Operators United States Navy
Preceded byErie class
Succeeded byPGM-9 class
Built1942-1943
Planned8
Completed8
Lost1
General characteristics
TypePatrol gunboat, motor (PGM)
Displacement95 tons
Length110 ft 10 in (33.8 m)
Beam23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion
  • 2 × 1,540 bhp (1,150 kW) Electro-Motive Corp. 16-184A diesel engines
  • 2 × shafts
Speed21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Armament

The PGM-1-class motor gunboats were a class of eight gunboats converted for the United States Navy from 1943-1944 and were succeeded by the PGM-9-class motor gunboats. All eight PGM-1s were converted from SC-497-class submarine chasers. The PGM-1s were created to support PT boats in the Pacific, but were too slow to keep up. The PGM-1s were discontinued and the PGM-9s, also too slow, were shifted to support minesweeping ships instead.

PGM-7 was the only PGM-1-class vessel lost in World War II. The others were sent to the Foreign Liquidation Commission in 1947. Their exact fate is unknown.

Sources

  • INFORMATION ON WWII SCs