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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Easy - George

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 May 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 27 July 1943
  • Completed 14 August 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY SEVEN (MTBRon 27) under the command of Comdr. Clinton McKellar, Jr., USN
  • MTBRon 27, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Treasury and Green. Assigned temporarily to the Third Fleet, the squadron was based at Palau, in the Marianas, from October to December 1944,
    when it was transferred to the Southwest Pacific. There it had action at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay in the Philippines, and Balikpapan in Borneo
  • "Miss Chatterbox" was placed out of service 19 October 1945
  • 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 twin 20mm mount, three twin .50 cal. machine guns and four Mk13, 22.4" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-377 59k Photo from the collection of John C. Campbell, crew member PT-377 Frank J. Andruss, Sr.
    PT-377 101k The bow of PT-365 is in the background
    Photo from the collection of John C. Campbell, crew member PT-377
    PT-377 70k Photo from the collection of John C. Campbell, crew member PT-377
    PT-377 63k 8 September 1945
    Allied and Japanese personnel on board en route to a surrender ceremony involving Japanese forces on North Borneo which was held aboard HMAS Burdekin (K 376) at a position 50 miles NE of Balikpapan, Borneo
    Australian War Memorial photos 022973 and 022975
    Mike Green
    PT-377 78k

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