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PT-135

Destroyed 12 April 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 June 1942 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 4 September 1942
  • Completed 21 September 1942, placed in service 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. PTRon 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation
    for action in the New Guinea area from 1 April 1944, to 1 February 1945
  • The "Snafu" grounded at New Britain 12 April 1944 and destroyed to prevent capture.

    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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