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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - King - Dog - Yoke

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 23 March 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 19 May 1943
  • Completed 9 November 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY TWO (MTBRon 22) under the command of LCDR Richard J. Dressling, USN
  • MTBRon 22, assigned to the Mediterranean, based at Bastia, Corsica, and St. Tropez, France, and had action along the northwest coast of Italy and southern coast of France, operating under the British
    Coastal Forces. After the end of the Mediterranean campaign in April 1945, the squadron was shipped back to the United States for reconditioning and reassignment to the Pacific, but the war ended while the squadron was still in New York
  • The "Dock Trotter", ex-"After You", ex-"2%" was placed out of service 15 October 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 19 March 1948 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four Mk 13 torpedoes, two twin and two single .50 cal. machine guns, one 60mm mortar and two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-302 360k 10 November 1943
    Commissioning MTBRon 22. PT-302 is in left foreground with YP-196 in center background and PT-294 in right background
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-302 22k c. 1944
    Running on Lake Pontchartrain
    PT-302 98k

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG Robert Spangenberg, USNRDecember 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-302
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