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PT-219


78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 16 January 1943
  • Completed 4 March 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN (MTBRon 16) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Russell H. Smith, USN
  • MTBRon 16 participated in the Aleutian campaign from August 1943 to May 1944
  • Grounded in a storm 14 September 1943 at Attu, AK
  • Scrapped 20 September 1943.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-219 340k 31 July 1943
    Naval Air Station Kodiak, AK
    U.S. Navy photo KODK 3673
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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