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PT-123

Destroyed 1 February 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 2 May 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 31 July 1942
  • Completed 18 August 1942
  • Destroyed by Japanese "Pete" (Mitsubishi F1M) reconnaissance floatplane 1 February 1943 off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

    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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    PT-37 192k Map of the location of PT-123 and other World War II shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound in the Solomon Islands Ron Reeve

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