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PT-156



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Fox - Dog

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 19 August 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 2 November 1942
  • Completed 18 November 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron NINE (PTRon 9) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Robert B. Kelly, USN
  • PTRon 9, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Lever Harbor, Treasury, and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in May 1944, the squadron had action at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea; Morotai, in the
    Halmaheras; and at Zamboanga and Tawi Tawi in the Philippines. The squadron also based for a time at Dreger Harbor, New Guinea, and at Samar in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases.
  • The "Cowboy" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 24 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    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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    PT-156 302k Crew photo Bill Gonyo

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