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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Mike - Nan

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 30 October 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 January 1943
  • Completed 30 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ELEVEN (PTRon 11) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Leroy T. Taylor, USN
  • PTRon 11, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Bougainville, and Emirau. 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. PT's 177, 182, 185, and 186, designated as Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron ELEVEN-TWO (PTRon 11-2), under command of Lt. John H.
    Stillman, USNR, relieved Division 2 of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THREE (2) at Funafuti, in the Ellice Group in July 1943. PTRon 11-2 rejoined the parent squadron at Emirau in May 1944
  • The "Black Cat" was placed out of service 11 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, 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-182 151k 17 October 1945
    PT Base
    Samar, Philippines

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-182
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