PGM-1-class motor gunboat
PGM-2 after her conversion
|Succeeded by:||PGM-9 class|
|Type:||Patrol gunboat, motor (PGM)|
|Length:||110 ft 10 in (33.8 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
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.