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PT-181



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Mike - Charlie

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 October 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 9 January 1943
  • Completed 26 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
  • Attacked 13 August 1943 by Japanese aircraft and damaged by near-miss of bomb off Hunda Cove, Solomons
  • Damaged 21 August 1943 by strafing Japanese floatplane, northwest of Turovilu Islamd, Solomons
  • 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 "Rumdum" 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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