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Sister ship USS PGM-17
United States
BuilderConsolidated Ship Building Corp.
Laid down19 December 1943
Launched13 February 1944
Commissioned1 July 1944
Decommissioned10 December 1945
Stricken3 January 1946
IdentificationShip International Radio Callsign: NITT
FateScrapped 1945
General characteristics
Class and type PGM-9-class motor gunboat
Displacement450 tons
Length173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)
Beam23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion2 x 1,440 bhp (1,070 kW) General Motors 16-278A diesel engines
Speed20.2 knots (37.4 km/h; 23.2 mph)

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

Ship history

Laid down by Consolidated Ship Building Corp. on 19 December 1943, as PC-1548, she was launched on 13 February 1944. On 1 July 1944, she was commissioned into naval service. She underwent a conversion to a Motor Gunboat on 4 February 1944, and was renamed PGM-9, re-entering service shortly thereafter.

Ships fate

On 9 October 1945, at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, in Typhoon Louise PGM-9 ran aground on Hira Sone Reef at 15:11. At 15:45, all personnel safely crossed to YF-744 which had grounded alongside.

Effectively put out of commission due to damage from running aground, she remained grounded on the reef and was decommissioned on 10 December 1945. PGM-9 was demolished 17 days later on 27 December 1945, and finally struck from the Naval Register on 3 January 1946.

External links

  • NavSource-USS PGM-09
  • Patrol Craft Association-PGM's
  •, USS PC-1548