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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Destroyed in storm 11 June 1943

77' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 December 1940 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 18 April 1941
  • Placed in service 21 June 1941 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO (MTBRon 2) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Earl S. Caldwell, USN
  • MTBRon 2 tested the first 70' Elco boats in Florida and Caribbean waters in the winter of 1940/41
  • Completed 24 June 1941
  • Transferred 13 August 1941 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ONE under the command of LT William C. Specht, USN
  • The "Flying Dueces" was badly damaged in storm off Adak, AK 11 June 1943 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 77'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns in Dewandre turrets and four 21" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Boat Captains
    01LT John W. Ewell, USNR - Awarded the Bronze Star and two Commendation RibbonsSeptember 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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