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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
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PT-208 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and Yugoslavia.
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down 16 July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched 22 October 1942Completed and placed in service 10 February 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (MTBRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USNMTBRon 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 Bizerteand Bone, Africa; Palermo, Sicily; Salerno, Capri, and Leghorn, Italy; Maddalena, Sardinia; Bastia and Calvi, Corsica, and St. Tropez, FranceThe "Eight Ball" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-184Transferred to Yugoslavia later in October 1944 and reclassified MT-4Scrapped in 1966.
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 4,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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||PT-208 and PT-308
||Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
New engines ready for installation
||From the collection of MoMM1c Dave Prentice PT-204
PT-208 and PT-214 with an unidentified boat between them, are moored together at the PT Boat Base at Bastia, Corsica in the Mediterranean
Photo from Life Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer, Shared by Peter DeForest
There is no DANFS history available for PT-208
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