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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Peter - How

77' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 28 February 1941 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 24 May 1941
  • Completed 2 July 1941, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ONE (MTBRon 1) under the command of LT William C. Specht, USN
  • MTBRon 1 was the first squadron commissioned, and originally was made up of experimental boats. Later, when it was composed of 77' Elco boats, the squadron was sent to Pearl Harbor, where it was in
    action on December 7, 1941. Its boats again saw action at the Battle of Midway, and participated in the Aleutian campaign
  • Struck from the Navy list 22 December 1944
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    PT-28 & 29 262k USS Hornet (CV-8) arrives at Pearl Harbor after the Doolittle Raid on Japan, 30 April 1942. PT-28 and PT-29 are speeding by in the foreground
    National Archives photo
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Jerry Gilmartin, MMC, USN, Ret.
    PT-28 253k Another view of above photo
    National Archives photo 80-G-16865 from Naval History and Heritage Command
    Bob Canchola
    Photo added 14 October 2021

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-29
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