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PT-241



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - George - Queen

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 21 October 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 28 November 1942
  • Completed 12 May 1943
  • Placed in service 13 May 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron NINETEEN (PTRon 19) under the command of LCDR Russell H. Smith, USN
  • PTRon 19, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Vella Lavella, Treasury, and Green. The squadron was decommissioned and its boats were distributed to replenish other squadrons which had suffered operational losses
  • Transferred 19 April 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY THREE (PTRon 23) under the command of LCDR Ronald K. Irving, USN
  • PTRon 23, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Bougainville and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in December 1944, the squadron had action at Palawan, in the Philippines. It also based for a time at Mios
    Woendi, New Guinea, and at Mindoro, P.I., but had no action from these bases
  • Transferred to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN (PTRon 16) under the command of LT Roger H. Hallowell, USNR
  • PTRon 16 transferred to the Southwest Pacific, the squadron had action at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea; Mindoro, P.I.; and Brunei Bay, Borneo. It also based for a time at Dreger Harbor, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay,
    P.I., but had no action from these bases
  • The "Snuffy" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 26 November 1945.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 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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