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PT-311



Call sign:
Nan - Jig - Sugar - King

Sunk 11 November 1944

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 20 April 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Completed 25 January 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY TWO (PTRon 22), under the command of LCDR Richard J. Dressling, USN
  • PTRon 22 was assigned to the Mediterranean, based at Bastia, Corsica, and St. Tropez, France, and had action along the northwest coast of Italy and southern coast of France, operating under the British Coastal Forces. After
    the end of the Mediterranean campaign in April 1945, the squadron was shipped back to the United States for reconditioning and reassignment to the Pacific, but the war ended while the squadron was still in New York
  • The "Wanderer" struck a mine and sank 18 November 1944 south-south-west of La Spezia, Italy.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four Mk 13 torpedoes, two twin and two single .50 cal. machine guns, one 60mm mortar and two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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