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HM MGB-191

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - King - Dog

PT-210 served the Navies of the United States, Great Britain and Italy.

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 23 July 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Completed 10 February 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIFTEEN (MTBRon 15) under the command of Comdr. Stanley M. Barnes, USN
  • MTBRon 15 was the first PT squadron sent to the Mediterranean Theater, where it operated as a unit of the British Coastal Forces. It had action throughout the western Mediterranean, basing at Bizerte and
    Bone, Africa; Palermo, Sicily; Salerno, Capri, and Leghorn, Italy; Maddalena, Sardinia; Bastia and Calvi, Corsica, and St. Tropez, France
  • "Little Poison", ex-"Marie", ex-"Bubbles"was transferred to Great Britain 17 October 1944 and reclassified HM MGB-191
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to Italy in February 1947 and reclassified GS-0026, MS-852 and MS-452
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission as January 1948
  • Transferred to the Guardia di Finanza (Customs Service) 12 March 1966 and named Finanziere Felicani
  • Returned to Navy custody in 1974
  • Struck from the Italian Navy list in 1975
  • Scrapped in 1979.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-210 82k
    PT-202 71k PT-210, PT-203 and PT-202 Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-210 79k c. August 1944
    From the collection of Jim Stanton
    PT-210 240k Photo by Giorgio Ghiglione via Stefano Cioglia. Francesco De Domenico
    PT-210 78k c. 1974 Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-210 207k Original photo: c. 1979
    Somewhere in Italy
    Photo by Antonio Serimali via Luciano Grazioli from the 1980 edition of Warship International
    Replacement photo: Photo by Antonio Scrimali thru Stefano Cioglia
    Original photo: Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    Replacement photo: Francesco De Domenico

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG John L. Davis, Jr., USNRJuly 1943
    02LTJG Harold J. Nugent, USN - Awarded the Navy Commendation RibbonJune 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-210
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