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PT-162



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - George - Sugar

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 4 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 19 November 1942
  • Completed 2 December 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 "Wicked Witch" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 24 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, three 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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    PT-162 123k . Chris Harris
    PT-162 51k From the collection of Gustave Marinier, PT-155 Chris Harris

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