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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Sugar - Peter

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 June 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Completed 23 January 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (MTBRon 4) under the command of Lt. Comdr. William C. Specht, USN
  • MTBRon 4 was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time
  • Transferred 18 March 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO (2), [MTBRon 2 (2)] under the command of Comdr. John D. Bulkeley, USN
  • The second MTBRon 2, the smallest in number of boats ever commissioned, was organized for special duty with the Office of Strategic Services in the English Channel area. From May to October 1944,
    the squadron engaged in 20 special missions, landing personnel and supplies in enemy-occupied territory
  • Transferred back to the United States on board LST-983 (later Middlesex County), arriving Norfolk, VA 17 July 1945
  • The "Miss Carriage", ex-"Nimrod" was placed out of service 21 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 11 October 1945
  • Destroyed 24 October 1945.


  • 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, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-199 30k
    PT-199 94k 6 June 1944
    Delivering survivors from the destroyer USS Corry (DD-463) to the destroyer USS Fitch (DD-462) off Utah Beach, Normandy, France
    Photo by John Townsend, Communications Officer, USS Fitch, courtesy of Radio Officer McKern, USS Fitch. Image taken from USS Corry website
    Robert Hurst
    PT-199 97k 14 June 1944
    PT-199 carries Adm. Harold R. Stark to Allied invasion beachhead
    National Archives photo 80-G-253227
    Joe Radigan
    PT-199 166k 8 July 1944
    Operation Report of PT-199 from 5 - 17 June 1944
    PT-199 263k 30 August 1944
    Cherbourg, France
    U.S. Navy motor torpedo boats and U.S. Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats use the waterfront as a temporary base
    National Archives photo 80-G-256074
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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