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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Charlie - Zebra

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Completed 8 June 1943
  • Placed in service 25 June 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, Calif. When completed these boats were identical with the 80-foot
    Elco model
  • Placed out of service 4 November 1945
  • "Hogan's Goat" was transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, one 20mm mount, one 81mm mortar, 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-366 44k 37mm mount Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-366 44k Matt Kudla manning the 37mm mount
    PT-366 44k
    PT-366 86k Model of PT-366 with Pacific Theater camouflage shows the boat as it was configured while stationed at PT Base 17, Bobon Point, Samar, Philippines in June 1945. The model was commissioned by Paul N. Becka, Radarman 3rd Class who served during the Philippine Liberation, September - October 1945 All Wood Ships

    Boat Captains
    01LTJG Robert Emerson Kircher, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1944)26 June 1943 - 17 September 1944
    02ENS Charles Henry "Hank" Barney, USNR17 September 1944
    Courtesy Davis Ward

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-366
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