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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Nan - Victor

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 7 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 21 January 1943
  • Placed in service 6 February 1943
  • Destroyed by burning 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 4,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.

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    PT-185 35k In dry dock .
    PT-185 72k . Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-185 129k Crew photo
    Back Row: H. R. Mathews, TM3/C; Herman C. Hauprich, MoMM2/C; R. D. Thorton, SC3/C; Dewitt F. Paschal, RM2/C; L. A. Forgetta, MoMM2/C and Beaty Lay, Torpedoman (not
    in picture).
    Front Row: Don Miller, QM3/C; E. Dockter, Gunners Mate; Maxwell Feinberg, Skipper; Samuel "Moose" Moody, Exec; David Bruce, MoMM2/C and Joe Soucy, S1/C

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-185
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