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PT-284



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Item - Baker

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 6 February 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 23 March 1943
  • Completed 21 July 1943, placed in service and assigned 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
  • "Gunboat Annie" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 26 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    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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