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RPS Camarines Sur (PG-48) - ex-US PGM-33
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:46:30 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/11033.htm

PGM-33 Class Motor Gunboat:

Laid down as PGM-33 by Georgia Shipbuilding, Savannah, GA
Delivered 15 September 1954
Transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Camarines Sur (PG 48)
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register in 1974

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http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/121103301.jpg

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Re: RPS Camarines Sur (PG-48) - ex-US PGM-33
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 01:28:58 AM »
Conflicting information about this boat. Also identified as a PC-461 submarine chaser with an alternative shipyard.

Re-manufactured?

From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/011121.htm

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

Laid down 30 June 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
Launched 27 August 1943
Commissioned USS PC-1121, 10 December 1943
Transferred, on loan, in June 1948 to the Philippines and named RPS Camarines Sur (C 21)
Reclassified PG-48
Struck from the Navy Register in 1953

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/1201112101.jpg

Photo by Bob Daly

c. August 1943
PC-1121 on launching dolly at Defoe Shipbuilding. The hull on the left is inverted. After welding on the inverted hull was completed, two 50 foot eccentric wheels were clamped into position and the hull rolled over onto a launching dolly. The actual roll over was performed by a crane and required the labor of about 12 men for about 10 minutes. PC-471 was the first subchaser rolled over in August 1941
Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Institute

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