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PT-118

Destroyed 7 September 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 14 April 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 18 July 1942
  • Completed 6 August 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIX (PTRon 6) under the command of Lt. Comdr. 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
  • The "Little Robbie" grounded at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands 7 September 1943 and was destroyed to prevent capture.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" Torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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