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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


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HM MGB-181
ex-PT-201



Call sign:
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, LA
  • Launched 3 October 1942
  • Completed 20 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (MTBRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USN
  • MTBRon 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, France
  • The "Ace of Spades", ex-"Ace", ex-"Deuce 0 Ace" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and named HM MGB-181
  • Transferred by the British to Yugoslavia in August 1945 and renamed MT-1
  • Scrapped in 1966.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-201 160k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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