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PT-341



Call sign:
Nan - King - Sugar - Sugar


80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 February 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 7 May 1943
  • Completed 28 May 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (MTBRon 24) under the command of LCDR 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
  • The "Death Hawk", ex-"The Joseph Lynch" was placed out of service 6 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • 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 50k 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-341 74k 24 April 1944
    Australian troops examine a pier which had been previously bombed by the RAAF. Moored in the background is the PT-341 and an unidentified PT boat
    Photo 072993 from the Australian War Memorial
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-341
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