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PT-346



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Able - Tare

Destroyed by U.S. Aircraft 29 April 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 13 March 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 21 May 1943
  • Completed 10 June 1943
  • Placed in service 17 June 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FIVE (MTBRon 25) under the command of Lt. Daniel S. Bauchman, Jr., USN
  • MTBRon 25, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Mios Woendi, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea; Rein Bay and Talasea in New Britain; Mindoro and Ormoc in the Philippines; and Morotai in
    the Halmaheras
  • The "Betty B", ex-"Betsy B", ex-"Bett B" was attacked and destroyed by U.S. aircraft 29 April 1944 at Lassul Bay, New Britain, Solomon Islands.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • 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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    PT-346 193k Flying the Confederate flag off Halmaheras
    From the collection of Ens. Robert Hostetter
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-346 308k From the collection of Ens. Robert Hostetter

    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Tragedy at Sea
    The Untold Story of PT-347, PT-350 and PT-346

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-346
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