Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

PT-548
ex-RPT-15



Call sign:
Nan - William - How - Oboe

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 June 1943 as RPT-15 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 24 August 1943
  • Completed as PT-548, 7 September 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY EIGHT (MTBRon 28) under the command of LCDR George A. Matteson, Jr., 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 "Devil's Dozen" was placed out of service 21 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 mount, one 37mm mount, one 20mm mount, four 21" torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PT-548 173k Photos by Carl Mydan from Life magazine archives Gregory Garbe
    PT-548 131k
    PT-548 137k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-548
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History