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PT-461



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Able - Queen

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 13 September 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 30 October 1943
  • Completed 28 March 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY (PTRon 30) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Robert L. Searles, USNR
  • PTRon 30 had action in the English Channel area during the period June 1944 to June 1945. It was then returned to the United States for reconditioning and reassignment to the Pacific, but the war ended while the squadron was still
    in New York
  • The "Summa" was placed out of service 15 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 21 June 1948 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-461 231k Bridge Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-461 201k Crew photo
    PT-461 236k Crew forward

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