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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - King - Roger - William

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 February 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 13 April 1943
  • Completed 1 May 1943
  • Placed in service 10 May 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (MTBRon 24) under the command of Lt. Comdr. N. Burt Davis, USN
  • MTBRon 24 assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Saidor, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea, and at Mindoro, Zamboanga, Polloc Harbor, Sarangani Bay, and Davao Gulf in the Philippines. It also
    based for a time at Kana Kopa and Mios Woendi, New Guinea, and at San Pedro Bay and Basilan Island in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Green Beast", ex-"Hi-De-Ho", ex-"Thunderhawk" was placed out of service 6 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commisssion in May 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm, 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-333 107k Operating at high speed off New York, New York, 20 August 1943, during Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 24 training exercises. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31, Design 5P
    National Archives photos 80-G-K-3913 and 80-G-K-3914 from the Naval History and Heritage Command
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-333 119k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-333
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