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PT-141



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Charlie - Dog

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 7 July 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 19 September 1942
  • Completed 6 October 1942
  • Placed in service 7 October 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4), under the command of LCDR William C. Specht, USN
  • MTBRon 4 was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time. When the training center was decommissioned early
    in 1946, Squadron 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, Md. It was the last squadron to be decommissioned, and its boats, PT's 613, 616, 619, and 620, which remained in service
    under the Operational Development Force, were the last World War II PT's in service in the Navy
  • Placed out of service 16 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 9 October 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 20mm mount, two 21" Torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and eight depth charges
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-141 183k PT boat crew being trained on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Original photo: Hyperwar, U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photo: Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-141
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