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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Victor - Yoke

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 3 November 1942 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 13 March 1943
  • Completed 20 March 1943
  • Placed in service 29 March 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron SEVENTEEN (MTBRon 17) under the command of LCDR Russell B. Allen, USN
  • MTBRon 17, assigned to Hawaiian Sea Frontier, arrived at Pearl Harbor late in 1943, In February 1944, the squadron was shipped to Majuro Atoll, in the Marshalls, where it conducted patrols but had no
    enemy contacts. The squadron returned to Pearl Harbor in April and was shipped, a few boats at a time, to the Southwest Pacific
  • The "Panther Puss", ex-"Panther Piss", ex-"The Sea Cobra" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 19 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Four 21" torpedoes, one 40mm mount, one 20mm mount and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-225 80k Dennis Mahalick
    PT-225 50k
    PT-225 62k
    PT-225 112k Crew photo
    PT-225 95k Crew photo John Dunphy
    Photo added 27 August 2019

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-225
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