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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive
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, LALaunched 7 December 1942Completed 11 February 1943, placed in service 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 Bizerte andBone, Africa; Palermo, Sicily; Salerno, Capri, and Leghorn, Italy; Maddalena, Sardinia; Bastia and Calvi, Corsica, and St. Tropez, FranceOn 22 October 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, MonteArgentario, ItalyThe "Crusin' Susan", ex-"Sea Horse", ex-"Swifty", ex-"Sea Mustang", ex-"Sea Bronc" was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and commissioned HM MGB-192Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in March 1947Fate 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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||With several British officers on board, during World War II
U.S. Navy photo NH 79407
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