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78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 10 April 1944 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 29 May 1944
  • Completed 22 July 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY TWO (PTRon 32) under the command of LCDR Robert C. Wark, USNR
  • PTRon 32, assigned to Pacific Fleet, had action at Treasury Island in the Solomons during the period December 1944 to February 1945. The squadron based at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, from February to August 1945, and
    at Okinawa from September to December 1945, but had no action with the enemy while at these bases
  • Placed out of service 18 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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