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PT-549
ex-RPT-16



Call sign:
Nan - William - How - Queen

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 June 1943 as RPT-16 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 26 August 1943
  • Completed as PT-549, 10 September 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY EIGHT (PTRon 28) under the command of Lt. Comdr. George A. Matteson, Jr., USNR
  • PTRon 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
  • "Dracula" 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, four 21" torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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