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PT-355



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Baker - Sugar
Destroyed 27 March 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 April 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 18 June 1943
  • Completed 8 July 1943, placed in service and assigned to 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
  • "Hell's Cargo" 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, four Mk13 22.4" 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-134 360k PT-355 with PT-134 astern
    From the collection of Ens. Robert Hostetter
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

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