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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Easy - Peter

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 20 May 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 6 August 1943
  • Completed 24 August 1943
  • Placed in service 30 August 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY EIGHT (MTBRon 28) under the command of LCDR George A. Matteson, USNR
  • MTBRon 28, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Treasury and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in October 1944, it had action at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. It also based for
    a time at Mios Woendi in New Guinea and at San Pedro Bay in the Philippines, but had no action from these bases
  • The "Hellion" was placed out of service 21 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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    PT-380 219k Inscription on back of photo:
    "The [is] my boat underway. I am standing in the cockpit with a white shirt on. We were going about 37 miles per hour. This was our last patrol on Luzon."

    From the collection of QM2c August Breidenstein, PT-380
    Great Nephew
    Travis Breidenstein
    PT-380 71k From the collection of QM2c August Breidenstein, PT-380
    PT-380 84k
    PT-380 348k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-380
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