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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
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PT-205 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britain.
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 9 July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched 8 October 1942Completed 25 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (PTRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USNPTRon 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 "Shamrock", ex-"Rambling Wreck", ex-"Dragon" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-190Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in March 1947Fate 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, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mountPropulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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The officer to the right leaning against the pilot house is Louis S. Rodger
||At St. Maxime in the Gulf of St. Tropez, Southern France
U.S. Navy photo NR&L (MOD)-32502
There is no DANFS history available for PT-205
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