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PT-366



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Tare - Zebra

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Completed 8 June 1943
  • Placed in service 25 June 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 4 November 1945
  • "Hogan's Goat" was 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, one 37mm mount, one 20mm mount, one mortar, 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-366 44k 37mm mount Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-366 44k Matt Kudla manning the 37mm mount
    PT-366 44k .
    PT-366 86k Model of PT-366 with Pacific Theatre camouflage shows the boat as it was configured while stationed at PT Base 17, Bobon Point, Samar, Philippines in June 1945. The model was commissioned by Paul N. Becka, Radarman 3rd Class who served during the Philippine Liberation, September - October 1945 All Wood Ships

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-366
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