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HM MGB-192
ex-PT-212



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Mike - Jig


PT-212 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britain


78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 10 August 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 7 December 1942
  • Completed 11 February 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (PTRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USN
  • 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
  • On 22 Oct 1943 PT-212, PT-206 and PT-216 torpedoed and sank the German auxiliary minelayer Juminda (742 GRT, former Italian Elbano Gasperi) 2 miles west of San Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy
  • The "Crusin' Susan", ex-"Sea Horse", ex-"Swifty", ex-"Sea Mustang", ex-"Sea Bronc" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-192
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in March 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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