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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
Courtesy of Tommy Trampp
Nan - Charlie - Able - Jig
PT-201 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and Yugoslavia
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 30 June 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched 3 October 1942Completed 20 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (MTBRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USNMTBRon 15 was the first PT squadron sent to the Mediterranean Theater, where it operated as a unit of the British Coastal Forces. It had action throughout the western Mediterranean, basing at Bizerte and Bone, Africa; Palermo,Sicily; Salerno, Capri, and Leghorn, Italy; Maddalena, Sardinia; Bastia and Calvi, Corsica, and St. Tropez, FranceThe "Ace of Spades", ex-"Ace", ex-"Deuce 0 Ace" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and named HM MGB-181Transferred by the British to Yugoslavia in August 1945 and renamed MT-1Scrapped in 1966.
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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||Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
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