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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Queen - Oboe

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 8 February 1943
  • Completed 25 February 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWELVE (MTBRon 12) under the command of Lt. Comdr. John Harllee, USN
  • MTBRon 12, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action in New Guinea waters at Morobe, Dreger Harbor, Hollandia, and Mios Woendi, and in the Philippines at San Pedro Bay and Ormoc. It also
    based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, but had no action from this base. MTBRon 12 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in the New Guinea area from October 1943 to
    March 1944
  • The "Galloping Guillotine", ex-"Martini", ex-"Bugs", ex-"SNAFU" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed 26 October 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-192 100k 3 January 1945
    Closeup photo of PT-192 being hoisted out of the water, on to the forecastle of the MTB tender Cyrene (AGP 13), for major hull repairs.
    U.S. Navy photo
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    PT-192 143 From the collection of LT Peyton Holloman Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

    Boat Captain
    01LTJG T. J. Lovvorn, USNR - Awarded the Bronze StarMarch 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-192
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