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PT-234



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Charlie - Easy

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 28 September 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 8 November 1942
  • Completed 14 April 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVENTEEN (PTRon 17) under the command of LCDR Russell B. Allen, USN
  • PTRon 17, assigned to Hawaiian Sea Frontier, arrived at Pearl Harbor late in 1943, In February 1944, the squadron was shipped to Majuro Atoll, in the Marshalls, where it conducted patrols but had no enemy contacts. The
    squadron returned to Pearl Harbor in April and was shipped, a few boats at a time, to the Southwest Pacific
  • The "End Game" was placed out of service 19 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Four 21" torpedoes, one 40mm mount, one 20mm mount and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-234 348k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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