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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Charlie - Mike

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 30 January 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 9 July 1942
  • Completed 29 August 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR under the command of LCDR S. Stephen Danis, USN. Based at Melville, Rhode Island, she was used for training during the rest of World
    War II
  • Placed out of service 7 September 1945
  • Destroyed and sunk off the coast of Rhode Island 13 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 19' 5"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-97 35k An unidentified Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat .

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-97
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