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PT-354



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Baker - Peter

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 6 April 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 16 June 1943
  • Completed 6 July 1943 and placed in service with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FIVE (PTRon 25) under the command of LT Daniel S. Bauchman, Jr., USN
  • PTRon 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. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Cruncher", ex- "Lip & Tuck", ex-"Liberty Hound" was placed out of service 9 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 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" Torpedoes, one sextubal and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-354 248k A 2.36" sextubal Bazooka rocket launcher mounted abaft the mast of PT-354 at Coco Solo in the Canal Zone, 17 December 1943
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-354
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