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PT-169



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Item - George

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 24 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 8 December 1942
  • Completed 23 December 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TEN (PTRon 10) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Thomas G. Warfield, USN
  • PTRon 10, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury, Bougainville, and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in April 1944, the squadron had action at Saidor New Guinea; Morotai, in the
    Halmaheras; and at Balikpapan, Borneo. The squadron also based for a time at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, and at Samar, P.I., but had no action from these bases.
  • "The Fighting 69th", ex-"Zebra", ex-"SNAFU" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    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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