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PT-183



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Mike - William

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 2 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 15 January 1943
  • Completed 2 February 1943, placed in service 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 Little Woman", ex-"Dew Dropper" was placed out of service 11 November 1945, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 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-180 & PT-183 327k Rendova, Solomons
    PT-180 and PT-183
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-180 & PT-183 309k

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