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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - King - Roger - Able

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 14 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 23 March 1943
  • Completed 10 April 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY ONE (MTBRon 21) under the command of Comdr. Selman S. Bowling, USN
  • MTBRon 21 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Morobe, Dreger Harbor, and Mios Woendi in New Guinea; at Manus in the Admiralties; and at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay in the
    Philippines. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and at Samar and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases. MTBRon 21 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in the New Guinea area from October 1943 to March 1944
  • The "Outlaw", ex-"Ali Baba and his 14", ex-"Thieves", ex-"Hot Run", ex-"Carolina Chili" was placed out of service 10 November 1945, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces at Samar, Philippines.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • 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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    PT-325 192k Cyrene (AGP 13) could dock two PT's at a time. PT-325 rests in cradle alongside, suspended from boom; another PT, with corner of stern just visible, rests in cradle on deck
    National Archives photo 19-N-78876
    Joe Radigan
    PT-325 175k c. December 1944
    Leyte, Philippines
    Approaching an LCM
    Photo from LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest
    Mike Green
    PT-325 194k
    PT-325 94k c. December 1944
    Leyte, Philippines
    Tying up to an unidentified LCM for fuel/supplies
    Photo from LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG Stuart A. Lewis, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1944)March 1944
    02LTJG James N. Elliott, Jr., USNRAugust 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-325
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