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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Baker - Charlie

Sunk 16 August 1944

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 2 July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 3 October 1942
  • Completed 23 January 1943
  • Placed in service 24 January 1943 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
  • Damaged by gunfire from a German Flak-lighter 26 July 1943 off Palermo, Sicily
  • On 24 May 1944, PT-202, PT-213 and PT-218 (under the command of LCDR Robert A. Allen, RNVR) sank German corvette UJ-2223, ex-Italian Maragone (C 52) and damaged UJ-2222, ex-Italian
    Tuffeto (C 51) off Vada Rocks, Corsica
  • The "J Square" was sunk by a mine 16 August 1944 in the Mediterranean off Point Aygulf, France in the Gulf of Frejus.


  • 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-202 71k PT-210, PT-203 and PT-202 Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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