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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Able - William

Destroyed by U.S. aircraft 29 April 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 March 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 26 May 1943
  • Completed 15 June 1943
  • Placed in service 17 June 1943 under the command of LT Robert J. Williams, USN and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY FIVE (MTBRon 25) under the command of Lt. Daniel S.
    Bauchman, Jr., USN
  • MTBRon 25, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Mios Woendi, and Amsterdam Island in New Guinea; Rein Bay and Talasea in New Britain; Mindoro and Ormoc in the
    Philippines; and Morotai in the Halmaheras. It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Zombie" was attacked and destroyed by U.S. aircraft 29 April 1944 at Lassul Bay, New Britain, Solomon Islands.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 20mm 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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    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Tragedy at Sea
    The Untold Story of PT-347, PT-350 and PT-346
    Pacific Wrecks

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG Robert J. Williams, USNR - USNA Class of 1942April 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-347
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