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PT-329



Call sign:
Nan - King - Roger - Mike

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 25 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 2 April 1943
  • Completed 21 April 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedeo Boat Squadron TWENTY ONE (PTRon 21) under the command of CDR Selman S. Bowling, USN
  • 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.
  • The "Belle", ex-"Hell's Bells", ex-"Hell's Belle", ex-"Vonnie Marie" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 10 November 1945 by U.S. Forces at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

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