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PT-317



Call sign:
Nan - King - Queen - Victor

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 19 December 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 27 February 1943
  • Completed 19 March 1943 placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIVE (PTRon 5) under the command of LCDR Henry Farrow, USN
  • PTRon 5 was assigned to Panama Sea Frontier from September 1942 until the spring of 1943, when it was shipped to the Solomons
  • Transferred 15 April 1943 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (PTRon 4) under the command of LCDR S. Stephen Daunis, USN
  • PTRon 4, was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time. When the training center was decommissioned early in
    1946, PTRon 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, Maryland
  • The "Murder, Inc." was placed out of service 28 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 8 June 1948 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, four 21" Torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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