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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Dog - Yoke

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 May 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 July 1943
  • Completed 6 August 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY SEVEN (MTBRon 27) under the command of Comdr. Clinton McKellar, Jr., USN
  • MTBRon 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
  • Placed out of service 19 October 1945
  • The "Torpedo Truk" was transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, one twin 20mm mount, three twin .50 cal. machine guns and four Mk13, 22.4" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-361 & PT-374 118k PT-361, PT-374 and other unidentified PT boat at Manila Bay in March 1945. These boats, Landing Craft, and U.S. Troops are assigned to clear out Japanese holdouts from sunken ships in Manila Bay
    Photo from LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest
    Mike Green
    PT-374 69k
    PT-374 392k PT-374 Memorial Project diorama by Frank J. Andruss, Sr.; Alex Johnson; Frank Ryczek and Stan Pienkowski for the Mosquito Fleet Exhibit of World War II PT Boats Frank J. Andruss, Sr.
    PT-374 274k
    PT-374 454k
    PT-374 293k
    PT-374 284k
    PT-374 400k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-374
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