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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - King - Able

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 October 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 26 December 1942
  • Completed 8 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ELEVEN (MTBRon 11) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Leroy T. Taylor, USN
  • MTBRon 11, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Bougainville, and Emirau. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in June 1944, the squadron had action at Morotai, in the Halmaheras. It also based for
    a time at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, but had no action from that base
  • The "Miss Lace" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-175 130k . Tommy Trampp

    Crew Photos

    Photos from the collection of MoMM1c Bob Hart. Contributed by Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.


    2. c. May 1943
    Left to right - 1st row: F1/c Iuanics, F1/c Fatovitch, SC3/c Haugan and QM2/c Downey
    2nd row: MM2/c Mason, S1/c Southwick, ENS T. B. Ashwell, USNR and GM2/c Goforth
    3rd row: TM3/c Fay and RM3/c Scaglione

    3. c. December 1943
    Bouganville, Papua, New Guinea

    4. c. 1944
    Emirau Island, Bismarck Archipelago

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-175
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