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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - King - Sugar - Peter

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 25 February 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 5 May 1943
  • Completed 25 May 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FOUR (MTBRon 24) under the command of LCDR 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
  • The "Condegausser", ex-"Life Beginz at 40", ex-"Warhawk" was placed out of service 6 November 1945
  • 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 13
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes and three twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-334, 106, 335, 340, 343, 341 & 342 50k PT-334, PT-106, PT-335, PT-340, PT-343 and PT-341 or 342
    From the collection of O. B. Williams
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-340 236k c. 1944
    PTs of MTBRon's 24 and 25 with PT-340, in the foreground, has a twin .50 cal. caliber mount in front of the forward torpedo, while PT-336, moored alongside, had a Mark 8 rocket launcher in the same position
    U.S. Navy photo from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Volume II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    Boat Captains
    01ENS Edward F. Lyons, USNRApril 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-340
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