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PT-95



Call sign:
Nan - William - Queen - Xray


78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 3 January 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 27 May 1942
  • Completed 23 July 1942 placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4) under the command of LCDR S. Stephen Daunis, 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, MTBRon 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, MD. It was the last squadron to be decommissioned
  • Placed out of service 4 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 September 1945, stripped and sunk off the coast of Rhode Island.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 19' 5"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 20mm mount, four 21" torpedoes/eight depth charges and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-95 44k . .
    PT-95 307k c. July 1942
    Newly completed, with two torpedo tubes and dropping cradles for eight depth charges. It carries the new standard gun battery of two twin .50s and one 20mm aft
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Freidman
    Robert Hurst
    PT-95 148k Running trials off Jacksonville, Florida, 14 July 1942
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 85780 and NH 85781
    Mike Green
    PT-95 194k
    PT-95 75k c. 1943
    National Archives photo 80-G-187331
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-95
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