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PT-106



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Roger - Able

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 February 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 9 June 1942
  • Completed 30 June 1942
  • Placed in service 1 July 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIVE (PTRon 5) under the command of Comdr. Henry Farrow, USN
  • PTRon 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
  • Transferred 15 February 1945 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (PTRon 24) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Edgar D. Hogland, USNR
  • PTRon 24, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Saidor, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea, and at Mindoro, Zamboanga, Polloc Harbor, Sarangani Bay, and Davao Gulf in the Philippines. It also
    based for a time at Kana Kopa and Mios Woendi, New Guinea, and at San Pedro Bay and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • Rendered surplus to requirements by Japan's surrender, the "Devil Hawk", ex-"Stoogie" was placed out of service 6 November 1945, stripped and destroyed at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One single 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, one 37mm mount, one 20mm mount 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-334, 106, 335, 340, 343, 341 & 342 50k PT-334, PT-106, PT-335, PT-340, PT-343 and PT-341 or 342
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-106
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