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PT-84



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Xray - Sugar

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 May 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Completed 3 December 1942
  • Placed in service 7 December 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTEEN (PTRon 13) under the command of Comdr. James B. Denny, USN
  • PTRon 13 participated in the Aleutian campaign from March 1943 to May 1944. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific, the squadron had action at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea; Mindoro, P.I., and Brunei Bay, Borneo. It also
    based for a time at Dreger Harbor, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay, P.I., but had no action from these bases. As part of Task Unit 70.1.4, PTRon 13 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action at Mindoro from
    December 15 to 19, 1944
  • The "Peacock Lounge" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 23 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Four 21" torpedoes, one 40mm mount and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-82, 83, 84 & 85 422k 7 August 1942
    Higgins Industries, New Orleans
    Labor Day celebration launching of PT-82, PT-83, PT-84 and PT-85
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-84 90k National Archives photo 80-G-88718 Joe Radigan
    PT-84 58k PT-84 was the last of 12 boats built for Squadron 13 (PTRON 13) that were transported to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Squadron 13. along with Squadron 16, then participated in the May, 1943 Attu Island, Alaska invasion
    National Archives photo
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-84
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