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Gallup

 

A town in New Mexico.

 

II

 

(PGM-85: dp. 235 (f.); l. 164'6"; b. 23'11"; dr. 5'2"; cpl. 24; a. 13", 1 40mm., 4 .50 cal.; cl. Asheville)

 

The second Gallup was laid down 27 April 1964 by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc., Tacoma, Wash.; launched 15 June 1965; sponsored by Mrs. Goodwin Chase; and commissioned 22 October 1966, Lt. William T. Spane, Jr., in command.

 

From October 1966 until February 1967, the motor gunboat conducted shakedown operations under Commander Amphibious Group 3 off the West Coast as far north as Juan de Fuca. On 28 March 1967 Gallup was reclassified PG-85. She continues to serve as a patrol and surveillance craft in the Pacific Fleet.