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Call sign:
Nan - Xray - King - Nan

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 July 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 26 September 1942
  • Completed 14 November 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOURTEEN (MTBRon 14) 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.
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    PT-101 42k c. November 1942
    On sea trials
    Photo from "Huckins - The Living Legacy" by Andree Conrad
    James Roy

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-101
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