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HM MTB-422
ex-RPT-8
ex-PT-92



Call sign:
Nan - William - Peter - Fox


PT-92 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy.

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 June 1942 as PT-92 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 21 November 1942
  • Completed 29 December 1942
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 15 February 1943 as RPT-8
  • Transfer canceled due to Spring convoys to the Soviet Union being halted
  • Transferred in April 1943 to Great Britain and reclassified HM MTB-422
  • Commanded by TS/Lt. Cecil James Cochran, RNVR from August - September 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to Italy in February 1947 at Palermo, Sicily
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Reclassified GIS-0023, 4 April 1948
  • Reclassified GIS-841, 1 April 1951
  • Reclassified as a Torpedo Boat MS-841, 1 November 1952
  • Reclassified MS-441, 1 November 1954
  • Stricken 31 October 1985
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two 21" torpedoes, one 40mm mount and two twin .50 cal. Browning machine guns, one 40mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 4,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-92 28k HM MTB-422 taken from PT-305 Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-92 208k HM MTB-422 (ex-USS PT-92) passing wrecks at Livorno, Italy. She is armed with a 40 mm Bofors aft, a 20 mm oerlikon amidships, two twin .5" cal. Browning mgs abreast the bridge, and 2-21" torpedo tubes
    Imperial War Museum photo from "Warships of World War II" by H. T. Lenton & J. J. College
    Robert Hurst
    PT-92 253k Photo from "PT Boats" by Bryan Cooper Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-92
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