Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Fox - Baker

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 13 March 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 29 August 1942
  • Completed 29 September 1942 and placed in service
  • Assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOURTEEN (MTBRon 14), 17 February 1943 under the command of LT Richard E. Johnson, USN
  • MTBRon 14 was assigned to Panama Sea Frontier. It had no action with the enemy
  • Transferred 17 September 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4) under the command of Comdr. James B. Denny, 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
  • Placed out of service 7 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 14 October 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


    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.

    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    No image of PT-98 is available at this time

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-98
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by Tom Bateman
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History