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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

HM MTB-424
ex-RPT-10
ex-PT-94



Call sign:
Nan - William - Queen - Baker


PT-94 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 23 June 1942 as PT-94 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 20 November 1942
  • Completed 29 December 1942
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 15 February 1943 as RPT-10
  • Transfer canceled due to Spring convoys to the Soviet Union being halted
  • Transferred in April 1943 to Great Britain and reclassified HM MTB-424
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to Italy in 1947 and reclassified MS-444
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    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-94 69k c. 1954 Jerry Gilmartin, MMC, USN, Ret.
    PT-94 & 225 145k c. 1967
    MS 453 (ex-USS PT-125) and MS 444 with an unidentified "MS" boat and an "Ape" class corvette underway
    Italian Navy photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PT-94 310k 28 May 1970
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

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