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HM CT-17

Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Sugar - Fox

PT-198 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and the Philippines

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 25 June 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 16 September 1942
  • Completed 7 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOURTEEN
  • Prior to the squadrom commissioning, "High on Windy Hill" was transferred to the Soviet Union 15 February 1943 and reclassified RPT-12
  • Transferred to Great Britain in April 1943 due to the cancellation of convoys to Russia in the spring of 1943 and was reclassified as a Controlled Target Craft, CT-17
  • Returned to U.S. custody in August 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 3 September 1946 and sold to the Philippines
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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