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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

RCT-15
ex-C105345
ex-PT-660



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Jig - King

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 13 March 1945 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 26 April 1945
  • Completed 10 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Reclassified as a Small Boat, C105345, 27 August 1946
  • Reclassified as Bureau of Ships Equipment 22 December 1948
  • Designated a Radio Control Target RCT-15 in 1951
  • Sunk in February 1968 by an accidental firing of a Bullpup Missile off of Point Mugu Missile Test Range.

    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 4,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-658 550k 7 November 1949
    Naval Air Missile Test Center Point Mugu, CA
    RCT-14, ex-C105344; RCT-15 and RCT-13, ex-C105343 moored at Mare Island. Showing a clear view of RCT radar reflectors and camera installations on RCT-14
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-660
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