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PT-62
ex-BPT-14
ex-PT-62
ex-PTC-30



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - William - How

77' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Planned as PTC-30
  • Reclassified PT-62 in June 1941
  • Laid down 6 August 1941 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-14 prior to completion
  • Launched 20 October 1941
  • Transfer to Great Britain canceled
  • Reclassified PT-62 in December 1941
  • Completed 10 February 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4) under the command of LCDR Alan R. Montgomery, USN
  • MTBRon 4 was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time. When the training center
    was decommissioned early in 1946, Squadron 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, MD
  • Transferred 15 April 1943 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIVE (MTBRon 5) under the command of CDR Henry Farrow, USN
  • MTBRon 5 was assigned to Panama Sea Frontier from September 1942 until the spring of 1943, when it was shipped to the Solomons. There its boats were in action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury,
    Bougainville, Green, and Emirau. After assignment to the Southwest Pacific area at the end of 1944, the squadron was decommissioned and its boats were distributed to replenish other squadrons which had suffered operational losses
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 January 1945 because of obsolesence
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 77'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns and four 18" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-62 276k In action on a PT boat's afterdeck, during training maneuvers off Melville, Rhode Island, during World War II. Note well - tatooed man handling 20mm magazine in center. Stenciled lettering on magazine indicates that this may be PT-62, which was at Melville in 1942-43
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-13626
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-62
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