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78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 21 June 1943 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 16 August 1943
  • Completed 8 February 1944
  • Placed in service 15 February 1944 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY (PTRon 30) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Robert L. Searles, USNR
  • PTRon 30 had action in the English Channel area during the period June 1944 to June 1945. It was then returned to the United States for reconditioning and reassignment to the Pacific, but the war ended while the squadron was
    still in New York
  • Transferred 11 May 1944 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY ONE (PTRon 31) under the command of LT John M. Searles, USNR
  • PTRon 31, assigned to Pacific Fleet, had action at Treasury Island in the Solomons during October and November 1944; at Palau, in the Marianas, during the period December 1944 to February 1945, and at Okinawa during the
    period June to August 1945. The squadron also based for a time in San Pedro Bay, in the Philippines, but had no action from this base
  • Placed out of service 17 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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