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PT-312



Call sign:
Nan - King - Jig - How

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 April 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Completed 29 January 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY TWO (MTBRon 22), under the command of LCDR Richard J. Dressling, USN
  • MTBRon 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 "The Stray Lamb", ex-"Bacchante" was placed out of service 15 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 21 June 1948
  • Acquired in 1949 by Eugenia J. Oulliber Canulette Randolph of New Orleans, LA named C. M. Boggs
  • Acquired in 1950 by her son and executor, Andrew Canulette of Slidell, LA
  • Sank 19 July 1959 after stricking a submerged object in the Gulf of Mexico about 4 miles off Southwest Pass, Mississippi River Delta, LA.

    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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