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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - King - Able

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 October 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 26 December 1942
  • Completed 8 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ELEVEN (MTBRon 11) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Leroy T. Taylor, USN
  • MTBRon 11, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Bougainville, and Emirau
  • Damaged by Japanese floatplanes 24 August 1943 at Gizo Strait, Solomons
  • Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in June 1944, the squadron had action at Morotai, in the Halmaheras. It also based for a time at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, but had no action from that base
  • The "Miss Lace" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-175 130k . Tommy Trampp

    Crew Photos

    Photos from the collection of MoMM1c Bob Hart. Contributed by Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.


    2. c. May 1943
    Left to right - 1st row: F1/c Iuanics, F1/c Fatovitch, SC3/c Haugan and QM2/c Downey
    2nd row: MM2/c Mason, S1/c Southwick, ENS T. B. Ashwell, USNR and GM2/c Goforth
    3rd row: TM3/c Fay and RM3/c Scaglione

    3. c. December 1943
    Bouganville, Papua, New Guinea

    4. c. 1944
    Emirau Island, Bismarck Archipelago

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-175
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