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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Charlie - Love

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 July 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 22 September 1942
  • Completed 9 October 1942
  • Placed in service 10 October 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron EIGHT (MTBRon 8) under the command of LCDR Barry K. Atkins, USN
  • MTBRon 8, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, and Aitape; at Rein Bay and Talasea on New Britain, and in Philippine waters at Mindoro,
    Zamboanga, and Tawi Tawi. The squadron based for a time at Kana Kopa, Dreger Harbor, and Mios Woendi, New Guinea , and at San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action at these bases
  • The "Flying Shamrock", ex-"Wewannagohome"was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 28 October 1945 at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm, 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-142 291k Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-114 171k Borneo
    PT-142, PT-143 and PT-114 nested alongside a tender
    From the collection of LTJG William Skade, USNR, commanding PT-143

    Boat Captain
    01LTJG John L. Carey, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1943)July 1943
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-142
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