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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Charlie - Sugar

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 25 November 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 18 February 1944
  • Completed 24 March 1944
  • Placed in service 3 April 1944 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY SIX (MTBRon 36) under the command of LCDR Francis D. Tappaan, USNR
  • MTBRon 36, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Mios Woendi, New Guinea; at San Pedro Bay, Lingayen Gulf, and Tawi Tawi in the Philippines; and at Tarakan, Borneo
  • The "Bet Me" was placed out of service 29 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, 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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    Boat Captains
    01LTJG James P. Wolf, USNROctober 1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-524
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