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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
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PT-206 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and Italy
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 11 July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched 16 October 1942Completed 30 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (PTRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. BarnesPTRon 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 "Lonley Hearts", ex-"Two Hearts" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-177Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946Transferred to Italy in February 1947 at Palermo, Sicily and reclassified GIS-0025Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission as January 1948Reclassified GIS-851, 1 April 1951Reclassified as a Torpedo Boat, MS-851, 1 November 1952Reclassified MS-451, 1 November 1954Fate 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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Photo from the collection of MoMM1c Dave Prentice
|Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
||29 September 1943
There is no DANFS history available for PT-206
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