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PT-252



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Oboe - Victor

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 November 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 15 January 1943
  • Completed 14 June 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY (PTRon 20) under the command of LCDR Glenn R. Van Ness, USNR
  • PTRon 20, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Treasury and Bougainville. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in December 1944, the squadron saw action off Palawan, P.I. It also based for a time at Dreger Harbor,
    Aitape, and Mios Woendi, New Guinea, and at San Pedro Bay and Mindoro in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • "Slightly Dangerous" was placed out of service 24 November 1945, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: 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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    PT-252 79k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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