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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Dog - Victor

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 30 July 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 12 October 1942
  • Completed 29 October 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron EIGHT (MTBRon 8) under the command of Lt. Comdr. 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 "Nite Hawk", ex-"Pist Off" 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 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-120 127k PT-129, PT-149, PT-120 and PT-144 moored alongside an unidentified tender with five unidentified PT boats astern of them
    From the collection of LTJG William Skade, commanding PT-143
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-149 253k 13 April 1944
    Charles L. Smith, GM3/c standing in the starboard .50 cal. mount watching a Torpedoman making adjustments to the forward tube
    Photo from the Electric Boat Co., ELCO Division, Bayonne, NJ
    Richard Jaslovsky
    PT-122 & PT-149 61k c. 1945
    Tulagi, Solomon Islands
    Photo by Robert Aubrey Moore, Machinist Mate 2/c, USS Agawam (AOG 6) of Yorktown, VA
    Andrew Payne

    Boat Captains
    01LT William J. Flittie, USNRMarch 1943
    02LTJG James W. "Tex" Emmons, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1943)July 1943
    03ENS Mason H. Blandford, USNR - Awarded the Bronze StarJuly 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-149
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