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PT-132



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Zebra - Uncle

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 6 June 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 28 August 1942
  • Completed 11 September 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVEN (PTRon 7) under the command of Lt. Rollin E. Westholm
  • 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 TWENTY ONE under the command of Lt. Carl T. Gleason
  • The "Little Lulu", ex-"Sea Bat" was placed out of service 10 November 1945, stripped and destroyed at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, two 20mm mounts, four 21" Torpedoes, one 81mm mortar, two rocket launchers and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-132 32k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-132 141k Dumont Alton Souleyret, S1/c
    From the collection of Dumont Alton Souleyret
    Tom Cabelus
    PT-132 68k From the collection of Dumont Alton Souleyret
    PT-132 119k
    PT-132 162k

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