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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Tare - Yoke

78' Huckins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 28 September 1942 by the Huckins Yacht Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 6 February 1943
  • Completed 27 March 1943
  • Placed in service 29 March 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY SIX (PTRon 26) under the command of LT Robert Leeson, USNR
  • PTRon 26 was assigned to the Hawaiian Sea Frontier, It had no action with the enemy
  • The "Idiot's Delight", ex-"Laputita", ex-"Miss Carriage"was placed out of service 3 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Sold 11 April 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 19' 5"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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