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PT-365



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Charlie - William

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 4 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 20 May 1943
  • Completed 12 June 1943
  • Placed in service 15 August 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron EIGHTEEN (PTRon 18) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Henry M. S. Swift, USNR
  • PTRon 18, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Aitape, Hollandia, Wakde, and Mios Woendi, in New Guinea; at Manus in the Admiralties; and at Morotai in the Halmaheras. It also based for a time at
    Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and in San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases. The squadron then was reassigned to Southwest Pacific and was augmented by PT's 362 - 367, 80-foot boats fabricated
    by Elco and assembled at the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, Calif. When completed these boats were identical with the 80-foot Elco model
  • Placed out of service 1 November 1945, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces at Samar, Philippines.

    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-377 101k The crew of PT-377 pose in the foreground
    Photos from the collection of John C. Campbell, crew member PT-377
    Frank J. Andruss, Sr.

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-365
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