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PT-133



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Able - Baker

Destroyed 15 July 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 10 June 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 31 August 1942
  • Completed 16 September 1942, Placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVEN (MTBRon 7) under the command of LT Rollin E. Westholm, USN
  • MTBRon 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. MTBRon 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation
    for action in the New Guinea area from April 1, 1944, to February 1, 1945
  • The "New Guinea Ferry" was destroyed 15 July 1944 by Japanese shore batteries near Cape Pus, New Guinea.

    Specifications:

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