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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
Nan - Yoke - Sugar - Fox
PT-198 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and the Philippines
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 25 June 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched 16 September 1942Completed 7 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOURTEENPrior to the squadrom commissioning, "High on Windy Hill" was transferred to the Soviet Union 15 February 1943 and reclassified RPT-12Transferred to Great Britain in April 1943 due to the cancellation of convoys to Russia in the spring of 1943 and was reclassified as a Controlled Target Craft, CT-17Returned to U.S. custody in August 1946Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 3 September 1946 and sold to the PhilippinesFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 56 t.Length 78'Beam 20' 8"Draft 5' 3"Speed 41 kts.Complement 17Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and one 20mm mountPropulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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