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PT-119

Destroyed 17 March 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 22 April 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 21 July 1942
  • Completed 8 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 "Joco' Girl", ex-"Wewannagohome" was destroyed by fire 17 March 1943 while refueling at Tufi, New Guinea.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm, 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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