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HM MGB-177

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Easy - How

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, LA
  • Launched 16 October 1942
  • Completed 30 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (PTRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes
  • PTRon 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 "Lonley Hearts", ex-"Two Hearts" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-177
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to Italy in February 1947 at Palermo, Sicily and reclassified GIS-0025
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission as January 1948
  • Reclassified GIS-851, 1 April 1951
  • Reclassified as a Torpedo Boat, MS-851, 1 November 1952
  • Reclassified MS-451, 1 November 1954
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-205 97k Bastia, Corsica
    Photo from the collection of MoMM1c Dave Prentice
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-205 123k 29 September 1943
    Salerno, Sicily

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-206
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