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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - King - Queen - Mike

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 11 December 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 20 February 1943
  • Completed 11 March 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIVE (MTBRon 5) under the command of Comdr. Henry Farrow, USN
  • MTBRon 5 was assigned to Panama Sea Frontier from September 1942 until the spring of 1943, when it was shipped to the Solomons
  • Transferred 15 April 1943 to MTBRon 4 under the command of Lt. Comdr. S. Stephen Daunis, 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. When the training center
    was decommissioned early in 1946, MTBRon 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, Maryland
  • Placed out of service 16 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 23 June 1948 and sold to Gustav Henry Dreyer of New York, NY and named America
  • Acquired in 1962 by John E. Michael of Brooklyn, NY
  • Donated in 1984 to America II of Brooklyn
  • Acquired in 1984 by the 227 Duffield St. Corp. of Brooklyn and renamed Sea Star
  • Sold 26 March 1993 to the Philib Charter Service, Inc. of New York and renamed Seneca Dreamer
  • Acquired in 1993 by Lynn P. Henderson of Scottsville, NY
  • Scrapped in 1996.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm 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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    PT-314 164k PT-314 underway in July 1943, probably in Rhode Island Waters. She was then serving with MTB Squadron Four, based at Melville, RI
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-13597
    Mike Green
    PT-314 61k Captain Jackie Michael's America heading out from Pier 8, Brooklyn, in 1963
    Photo courtesy of Ken Ekberg from Mel's Place
    Robert Hurst
    PT-314 113k Captain Jackie Michaels' "AMERICA" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1980 Mel's Place

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-314
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