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Old 06-29-2011, 02:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: [WWII] USS Erie patrol gunboat (PG-50) (USA)

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Originally Posted by Michele View Post
Well... and why is a warship this big called a "patrol gunboat"? Official designation or what?
Official designation. When I was looking at other US gunboats of the same era, they ran from around 560 to 3,800 tons displacement. The Erie and Charleston were different in that they were purpose-built gunboats, not conversions of existing ships.
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