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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Easy - Victor

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 26 May 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 12 August 1943
  • Completed 28 August 1943
  • Placed in service 30 August 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY EIGHT (MTBRon 28) under the command of LCDR George A. Matteson, USNR
  • MTBRon 28, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Treasury and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in October 1944, it had action at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. It also based for a time at Mios Woendi in New
    Guinea and at San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Bed Bug" was placed out of service 21 October 1945
  • 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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    Wheeling 138k 3 September 1943
    Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY
    Wheeling (IX 28), seen with PT-382 and PT-383 alongside while serving as Barrccks Ship for PT boats
    National Archives photo 19-LCM-dd620
    John Chiquoine

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-382
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