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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
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PT-211 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and Yugoslavia.
78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:Laid down in July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LALaunched in November 1942Completed 11 February 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 "Night Owl" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-186Transferred to Yugoslavia in August 1945 and reclassified MT-6Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to Yugoslavia as October 1944Fate 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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||Bastia harbor, Corsica
Rocket launchers were installed on forward deck
National Archives photo 80-G-23442
|Original photo: Hyperwar, U.S. Navy in WWII
Replacement photo: Joe Radigan
There is no DANFS history available for PT-211
This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan|