Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

PT-343



Call sign:
Nan - King - Sugar - Yoke

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 March 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 May 1943
  • Completed 1 June 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (PTRon 24) under the command of Lt. Comdr. N. Burt Davis, USN
  • PTRon 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
  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PT-343 488k PT-343 in the background
    Courtesy of Alvin Hobson
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    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

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-343
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History