USS PGM-11

Summary

History
United States
NamePGM-11
BuilderCommercial Iron Works
Laid down27 September 1943
Launched30 October 1943
Commissioned13 December 1944
IdentificationPGM-11
FateTransferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1948
General characteristics
Type PGM-9-class motor gunboat
Displacement
  • 280 tons (light)
  • 450 tons (full)
Length173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)
Beam23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion2 x 1,280 bhp (950 kW) Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99 DA diesel engines
Speed19 kn (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement65
Armament

USS PGM-11 was a PGM-9-class motor gunboat in service with the United States Navy during World War II.

Ship history

The ship was ordered on 27 February 1942, and laid down on 27 September 1943, as PC-806 by the Commercial Iron Works in Portland, Oregon. Launched on 30 October 1943, she was reclassified as PGM-11 in August 1944. She was commissioned into naval service on 13 December 1944, with Lieutenant E. H. George, USNR, in command.[1] She was active in the Pacific theater, primarily accompanying minesweepers in and around the Philippines. On 14 April 1945, she was damaged when she ran aground off of Kerama Retto, southwest of Okinawa. She was later refloated and repaired.

On 6 April 1945, PGM-11 assisted in the evacuation of the stricken converted minesweeper USS Emmons during an attack by the Japanese off Okinawa.[2]

She was transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1948. Her fate is unknown.

References

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External links

  • Action Report, USS Emmons, 1945
  • U-boat.net- USS PGM-11
  • Archives PGM-11