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Sunk 1 August 1943

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 24 November 1942
  • Completed 8 December 1942, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TEN (MTBRon 10) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Thomas G. Warfield, USN
  • MTBRon 10, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury, Bougainville, and Green
  • Mistakenly damaged 20 July 1943 at Ferguson Passage, Solomons by U.S. Army Air Force B-25s
  • The "FUBAR" was sunk 1 August 1943 by Japanese aircraft at Rendova Harbor, Solomon Islands
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists loss date as June 1943.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 60mm mortar, one 37mm mount, one 20mm 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-164 183k With demolished bow
    Press Association, Inc. photo
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-164
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