Sister ship USS PGM-17
|Builder||Consolidated Ship Building Corp.|
|Laid down||19 December 1943|
|Launched||13 February 1944|
|Commissioned||1 July 1944|
|Decommissioned||10 December 1945|
|Stricken||3 January 1946|
|Identification||Ship International Radio Callsign: NITT|
|Class and type||PGM-9-class motor gunboat|
|Length||173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)|
|Beam||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draft||10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)|
|Propulsion||2 x 1,440 bhp (1,070 kW) General Motors 16-278A diesel engines|
|Speed||20.2 knots (37.4 km/h; 23.2 mph)|
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.
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.