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PT-153

Destroyed 4 July 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 10 August 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 23 October 1942
  • Completed 10 November 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron NINE (MTBRon 9) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Robert B. Kelly, USN
  • MTBRon 9, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Lever Harbor, Treasury, and Green
  • The "Leaping Lena" grounded 2 July 1943 off Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands and was abandoned
  • Destroyed to prevent capture 4 July 1943.

    Specifications:

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