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PT-127



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Yoke - Fox

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 May 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 August 1942
  • Completed 29 August 1942
  • Placed in service 4 September 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVEN (PTRon 7) under the command of LT Rollin E. Westholm, USN
  • PTRon 7, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, Dreger Harbor, and Aitape, and in Philippine waters at San Pedro Bay and at Ormoc. The squadron based for a time at
    Kana Kopa, New Guinea; Thursday Island, Australia; Ferusson Island, d'Entrecasteaux Group; and Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, but had no action at these bases. PT's 127-132 were on detached duty at Thursday Island
    from June to August 1943 as Motor Torpedo Boat Division 19, under command of Lt. Comdr. Robert J. Bulkley, Jr., USNR. PTRon 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action in the New Guinea area from
    April 1, 1944, to February 1, 1945
  • Transferred 15 February 1945 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWELVE (PTRon 12) under the command of LT Weston C. Pullen, Jr., USNR
  • PTRon 12, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Morobe, Dreger Harbor, Hollandia, and Mios Woendi, and in the Philippines at San Pedro Bay and Ormoc. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa,
    New Guinea, but had no action from this base. PTRon 12 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in the New Guinea area from October 1943 to March 1944
  • Placed out of service 26 October 1945, stripped and destroyed at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, two 20mm mounts, 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-127 67k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-127 53k With Alamo Scouts on board
    PT-127 97k Crew photo
    PT-127 112k Crew photo
    LTJG James McNamara, above center next to ENS Dudley J. ohnson, Skipper
    PT-127 159k LT D. W. Yates, Skipper
    PT-127 211k Robert James Douglas, GM2c
    PT-127 218k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-127
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