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PT-357



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Baker - Yoke

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 15 April 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 25 June 1943
  • Completed 13 July 1943
  • Placed in service 22 July 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY SEVEN (PTRon 27) under the command of CDR Clinton McKellar, Jr., USN
  • PTRon 27, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Treasury and Green. Assigned temporarily to the Third Fleet, the squadron was based at Palau, in the Marianas, from October to December 1944, when it was transferred to
    the Southwest Pacific. There it had action at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay in the Philippines, and Balikpapan in Borneo
  • The "Dianamite" was placed out of service 19 October 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 and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-357 169k USS Oyster Bay (AGP-6) tending PT boats in Leyte Gulf in October or November 1944. The boat approaching at the right is PT-357
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 44315
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-357
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