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Patrol Gunboat - PG

Patrol Gunboat (PG) 

Displacement: 245 tons
Length: 165 feet 
Beam: 24 feet 
Draft: 6.5 feet 
Propulsion: 1 LM1500 gas turbine engine, 2 diesels, 2 shafts 
Speed: 35+ kts Crew: 4 + 20 
Weapons: 1 3/50 RF single gun (forward), 1 40mm Bofors L/60 Mk 3 Mod 4 (aft), 2 twin .50 BMG (on 01 level, either side of stack). 

Note: PG-84 through PG-90 saw extensive service in Viet Nam.

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Photo: US Navy

HISTORY:  Patrol Gunboat Association Web Page for the Asheville PG's is at: www.gunboatriders.com  They were also there, one, the USS Canon (PG-90) is I believe the most decorated commissioned ship in the Vietnam war. 

Terry W. McManuels ETCM(SW)ret