|Missing In Action (MIA)||Prisoners Of War (POW)||Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)|
|Chronology||Locations||Aircraft||Ships||Submit Info||How You Can Help||Donate|
SC-497 Class Sub Chaser
PGM-1 Motor Gunboat
110' 10" x 23' x 10' 10"
1 x 3" gun
1 x 40mm
6 x 20mm
8 x 50 cal (4x2)
1 x 60mm mortar
USN January 7, 1944
During the end of 1943, converted to a motor gunboat at South Coast Company, Newport Beach, California. Reclassified as Motor Gunboat and re-designated PGM-7 on December 10, 1943.
On July 18, 1944 at 05:43 while at sea off Torokina this vessel was accidentally rammed by USS PGM-4 which impacted the engine room on the port side and began taking on water. Damaged, PGM-7 was towned to the Treasury Islands for temporary repairs.
As of August 31, 1944 moored off Carter City at the Small Craft Repair Base on Florida Island (Nggela Sule). At the time a gasoline generator was used to provide power for the ship. At the time, the officers were living aboard the ship and the enlisted men were stationed ashore.
The ultimate fate of this vessel is unknown. Possibly, it was sunk, scrapped or otherwise abandoned in the Solomons.
|Discussion Forum||Daily Updates||Reviews||Museums||Interviews & Oral Histories|