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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Able - Love

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 13 June 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 2 September 1942
  • Completed 17 September 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVEN (MTBRon 7) under the command of Lt. Rollin E. Westholm, USN
  • MTBRon 7, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, Dreger Harbor, and Aitape, and in Philippine waters at San Pedro Bay and at Ormoc. The
    squadron based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea; Thursday Island, Australia; Ferusson Island, d'Entrecasteaux Group; and Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, but had no action at these bases. MTBRon 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action in the New Guinea area from 1 April 1944 - 1 February 1945
  • Transferred 15 February 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FIVE (MTBRon 25) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Theodore R. Stansbury, USNR
  • MTBRon 25, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Mios Woendi, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea; Rein Bay and Talasea in New Britain; Mindoro and Ormoc in the
    Philippines; and Morotai in the Halmaheras. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Lucky Alf", ex-"Eight Ball"was placed out of service 9 November 1945, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, two 20mm mounts, four Mk13 22.4" 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-134 360k PT-134 astern of "Hells Cargo," PT-355
    From the collection of Ens. Robert Hostetter
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-134 329k 24 March 1945
    Crewman adds symbols for "KILLED" railway boxcars to the boat's scoreboard, after she raided Japanese transportation facilities at Cebu City [Philippines]. Officer may be the boat's CO, LT Edward J. Pope, Jr., USNR
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-4341
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Boat Captains
    01LT John K. Williams, USNRJanuary 1944
    02ENS Edmund F. Wakelin, USNR - Awarded the Silver StarMay 1944
    03LTJG Wayne H. Meagher, USNJuly 1944
    04LT Edward J. Pope, Jr., USNR - Awarded two Bronze StarsMarch 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-134
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