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PT-300



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Mike - George

Sunk 18 December 1944

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 March 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 17 May 1943
  • Completed 29 October 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN (PTRon 16) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Almer P. Colvin, USN
  • PTRon 16 participated in the Aleutian campaign from August 1943 to May 1944. 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. As part of Task Unit 70.1.4, PTRon 16 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action at Mindoro from
    December 15 to 19, 1944. PT's 295-301, placed in service after the squadron had departed for the Aleutians, were designated as Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SIXTEEN B (PTRon 16B), which was commissioned as a
    separate command under Lt. James H. Van Sicklen, USNR
  • The "Kamikaze Val" was sunk 18 December 1944 by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, 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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