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PT-165

Lost 24 May 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 27 November 1942
  • Completed 11 December 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TEN under the command of Lt. Comdr. Thomas G. Warfield
  • On 24 May 1943 she was on board the civilian tanker Stanvac Manila with five other PT boats when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-17 south of Noumea, New Caledonia
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists date of loss as June 1943.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 60mm mortar, one 37mm mount, one 20mm mount, 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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