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PT-322



Call sign:
Nan - King - Roger - King

Destroyed 24 November 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 6 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 March 1943
  • Completed 2 April 1943
  • Placed in service 8 April 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY ONE (PTRon 21) under the command of Comdr. Silman S. Bowling
  • PTRon 21 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Morobe, Dreger Harbor, and Mios Woendi in New Guinea; at Manus in the Admiralties; and at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay in the Philippines. It also based for a
    time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and at Samar and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases. PTRon 21 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in the New Guinea area from October
    1943 to March 1944.
  • Grounded and damaged 10 November 1944 at San Isidro Bay, Leyte, Philippines Islands
  • Gounded and damaged near Hardenberg Point, New Guinea 24 November 1944 and scuttled to prevent capture.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm, 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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