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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - George - Love

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 May 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 29 August 1942
  • Completed 29 September 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOURTEEN (PTRon 14) under the command of Lt. Richard E. Johnson, USN
  • PTRon 14 was assigned to Panama Sea Frontier. It had no action with the enemy
  • Transferred 17 September 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (PTRon 4) under the command of Comdr. James B. Denny, USN
  • PTRon 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
  • The "Porker's Stern" was placed out of service 7 September 1945
  • 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.
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