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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Destroyed 17 March 1943

77' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

Planned as PTC-35

  • Reclassified PT-67 in June 1941
  • Laid down 23 August 1941 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-19 prior to completion
  • Launched 8 November 1941
  • Transfer to Great Britain canceled and reclassified PT-67 in December 1941
  • Completed 17 January 1942
  • Placed in service 19 January 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4) under the command of Lt. Rollin E. Westholm, USN
  • MTBRon 4 was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time
  • Transferred 1 October 1942 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron EIGHT (MTBRon 8) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Barry K. Atkins, USN
  • MTBRon 8, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, and Aitape; at Rein Bay and Talasea on New Britain, and in Philippine waters at Mindoro,
    Zamboanga, and Tawi Tawi. The squadron based for a time at Kana Kopa, Dreger Harbor, and Mios Woendi, New Guinea , and at San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action at these bases. PT's 139-141 originally were assigned to MTBRon 8, but their assignment was changed to MTBRon 4 on September 24, 1942, before these boats were placed in service. In exchange, MTBRon 8 received PT's 66-68 from MTBRon 4
  • Destroyed in accidental fire 17 March 1943 while refueling at Tufi, New Guinea.


  • 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-67 211k c. 1942/1943
    MacArthur Memorial Archives photo
    Bill Gonyo

    Boat Captains
    01ENS James W. Emmons, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1943)March 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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