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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
PT-12 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britian.
70' Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 9 April 1940 as PT-12 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJLaunched 18 October 1940Placed in service 12 November 1940 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO (MTBRon 2) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Earl S. Caldwell, USNMTBRon 2 tested the first 70' Elco boats in Florida and Caribbean waters in the winter of 1940/41The "Ding Hau" was transferred to the Royal Navy 11 April 1941, reclassified HM MTB-261 and assigned to the 10th MTB SquadronPaid off (decommissioned) in December 1944 at Alexandria, EgyptSank in March 1945Destroyed as an obstruction 26 August 1945.
Displacement 40 t.(MTB-261 added two .303 cal. twin Mk1 Lewis machine guns, one 20mm mount and two depth charges in addition to replacing the 18" torpedoes with two 21" torpedoes)
Beam 19' 11"
Draft 4' 6"
Speed 41 kts.
Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns in Dewandre turrets and four 18" torpedoes
Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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||PT-3, PT-12, PT-10 and PT-9 probably in the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
Novel Packaging photo
||Photo from the 1940s Hi-Speed Victory Club War Album Series presented by Hi-Speed Gas Stations
||c. late 1940
Speeding past the Battery, in New York Harbor
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 44953
There is no DANFS history available for PT-12
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