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PT-115



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Uncle - Jig

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 3 April 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 9 July 1942
  • Completed 29 July 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIX (PTRon 6) under the command of LCDR Clifton B. Maddox, USN
  • PTRon 6 arrived in the South Pacific in time for its boats to participate in some of the last actions with the Tokyo Express at Guadalcanal. Later it had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury, Bougainville, Green, and Emirau.
    After its transfer to the Southwest Pacific in May 1944, the squadron was decommissioned and its boats were distributed to replenish other squadrons which had suffered operational losses
  • Transferred 29 May 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FIVE (PTRon 25) under the command of LT James R. Thompson, USNR
  • PTRon 25, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Mios Woendi, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea; Rein Bay and Talasea in New Britain; Mindoro and Ormoc in the Philippines; and Morotai in the
    Halmaheras. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • "Hogan's Goat", ex-"Pest" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 9 November 1945 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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