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PT-177



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - King - Victor

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 October 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 31 December 1942
  • Completed 14 January 1943
  • Placed in service 20 January 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ELEVEN (PTRon 11) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Leroy T. Taylor, USN
  • PTRon 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 "Hu Shee" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-177 683k Photo from the PT Vets newspaper "All Hands: Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-176 291k Samar, Philippines
    PT-177, PT-178 and PT-176

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-177
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