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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Baker - Love

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 29 January 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 25 June 1942
  • Completed 22 August 1942
  • Placed in service 24 August 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR under the command of LCDR S. Stephen Daunis, USN. Based at Melville, Rhode Island, she was used for training
    during the rest of World War II. In August 1945 she was transferred to the First Naval District
  • Placed out of service 7 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945
  • Her wooden hull was destroyed by burning later in that month and sunk off the coast of Rhode Island.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 19' 5"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 20mm mount, two 21" torpedoes/eight depth charges and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 4,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-96 48k
    PT-96 155k Undated post card
    PT-96 165k Underway at high speed, circa 1942
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99939
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PT-96 176k Photo from the October 1942 edition of Motor Boating magazine David Wright
    PT-96 384k Photo courtesy of "Fighting Fleets 1943" by Critchell Rimington, Associate Member United States Naval Institute Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-96
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