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PT-128



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Yoke - Peter

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 21 May 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 17 August 1942
  • Completed 1 September 1942
  • Placed in service 4 September 1942and 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. PTRon 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation
    for action in the New Guinea area from 1 April 1944 to 1 February 1945
  • Transferred 15 February 1945 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY ONE (PTRon 21) under the command of Lt. Carl T. Gleason, USN
  • PTRon 21, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Morobe, Dreger Harbor, and Mios Woendi in New Guinea; at Manus in the Admiralties; and at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay in the Philippines. It also based for a time
    at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and at Samar and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Tug Boat Annie", ex-"Wunsanitesanuff", ex-"Hi-N' Dri" was stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 10 November 1945 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-128 257k Returning to dock
    Courtesy of Alvin Hanson
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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