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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Nan - Love

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 19 January 1943
  • Completed 4 February 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
  • The "Pogie Bait", ex-"Dynamite" 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-184 772k c. May 1945
    In April 1945, PT-184 Had the newer SO-3 Radar installed and the stern 20mm Mk-10 was replaced with a new 40mm BOFORS. The additional weight of the BOFORS and ammunition made it necessary to remove the two aft Mk-13 Torpedoes
    Photo from the collection of Rich Malecki
    Wayne Traxel
    PT-184 530k c. May 1945
    Rich Malecki, TM2/c sits on the port side torpedo
    Photo from the collection of Rich Malecki
    PT-184 122k c. 1992
    Model of PT-184 built by Wayne Traxel. Rich Malecki was technical advisor for the model
    Photo by Wayne Traxel
    PT-184 437k A 1/24th scale, scratch built, radio controlled model of PT-184 in the water. The model is 40" long and 10" wide and was built by Wayne Traxel
    Photo by Wayne Traxel

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-184
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