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PT-334



Call sign:
Nan - King - Roger - Zebra

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 8 February 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 15 April 1943
  • Completed 5 May 1943
  • Placed in service 10 May 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (MTBRon 24) under the command of Lt. Comdr. N. Burt Davis, USN
  • MTBRon 24 assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Saidor, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea, and at Mindoro, Zamboanga, Polloc Harbor, Sarangani Bay, and Davao Gulf in the Philippines. It also
    based for a time at Kana Kopa and Mios Woendi, New Guinea, and at San Pedro Bay and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Barracuda", ex-"Green Beast", ex-"Victoria", ex-"Sea Hawk" was placed out of service 6 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commisssion in May 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    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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    PT-334, 106, 335, 340, 343, 341 & 342 304k PT-334, PT-106, PT-335, PT-340, PT-343 and PT-341 or 342
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-334 368k Back row: Mazingo, LT Cunningham, Billis, Taylor, Van Kuelsen, Schmidt, Hoffman, O. B. Williams and Sterns
    Middle row: Sherbon, Peoples, Cunningham, Downey and LT Fernelius
    Sitting: Stevenson
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 564k O. B. Williams on the right
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 340k Back row: Richards, Stephenson, Downey, Billis and Williams
    Front row: Hoffman (with bananas), LT Fernelius and LT Post
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 347k c. March 1945
    Richards, Schmidt, LT Fernelius, Sherbon, Downey, Ellis and Post
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 231k c. March 1945
    Van Kuelen
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 326k c. March 1945
    Leyte, Philippines
    In drydock fixing smashed towing eye
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 410k c. March 1945
    Port Holland, Basilan, Philippines
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    PT-334 342k c. March 1945
    Port Holland, Basilan, Philippines
    From the collection of O. B. Williams

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-334
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