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PT-492



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Love - Fox

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 14 August 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 4 November 1943
  • Completed 3 December 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY THREE (PTRon 33) under the command of Lt. A. Murray Preston, USNR
  • PTRon 33, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Aitape, New Guinea; Morotai in the Halmaheras; and San Pedro Bay and Panay in the Philippines. It also based for a time at Dreger Harbor and Mios Woendi, New
    Guinea, but had no action from these bases
  • PT-490 and PT-492 sank Japanese destroyer Uzuki 12 December 1944 in Camotes Sea off Canaguayan Point, Leyte, Philippines
  • The "Impatient Virgin" was placed out of service 24 October 1945
  • 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, four 21" Torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,200shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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