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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Charlie - Nan

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 4 May 1943
  • Completed 18 May 1943
  • Placed in service 15 August 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron EIGHTEEN (MTBRon 18)) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Henry M. S. Swift, USNR
  • MTBRon 18, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Dreger Harbor, Aitape, Hollandia, Wakde, and Mios Woendi, in New Guinea; at Manus in the Admiralties; and at Morotai in the Halmaheras.
    It also based for a time at Kana Kopa, New Guinea, and in San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases. The squadron then was reassigned to Southwest Pacific and was augmented by PT's 362 - 367, 80-foot boats fabricated by Elco and assembled at the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA. When completed these boats were identical with the 80-foot
    Elco model
  • The "Geisha Gooser", ex-"Tojo's Hotfoot", ex-"Todd's Hotfoot" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 4 November 1945 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-362 132k Mark Joram
    PT-362 144k
    PT-362 112k Manning the port side .50 cal. machine gun
    PT-362 119k Depth charge explosion during training maneuvers
    PT-362 218k Conducting training maneuvers, during World War II
    PT-362 225k
    PT-362 138k
    PT-362 98k Firing a Mark VIII torpedo during training
    PT-362 257k Laying a smoke screen during training
    PT-362 425k Maneuvering during training
    PT-362 238k
    PT-362 258k Running through smoke screen during training
    PT-362 383k Photo by Kent Hitchcock, Marine and Commercial photographer, Balboa, California
    National Archives photo
    Tracy White

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG William Kuen Paynter, USNR - Awarded the Navy CrossSeptember 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-362
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