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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Charlie - Uncle

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 29 November 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 24 February 1944
  • Completed 30 March 1944
  • Placed in service 3 April 1944 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY SIX (MTBRon 36) under the command of Lt. Comdr. 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 "Return Ticket" 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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    PT-525 205k Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, USN, Commander Seventh Fleet, and Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, USA Commander Sixth Army, on board PT-525, off Leyte Island, the Philippines, 23 October 1944. The boat was taking General MacArthur ashore at the time
    National Archives photo 80-G-258490
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PT-525 102k General Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines at Tacloban, Leyte, aboard PT-525 on October 24, 1944. Left to right, Lt. Alexander W. Wells, USNR, boat captain of
    PT-525; General MacArthur; Comdr. Selman S. Bowling, Commander MTB Squadrons Seventh Fleet; Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger, Commanding General Sixth Army
    U.S. Navy photo NR&L (MOD)-32513
    Joe Radigan
    PT-525 189k 24 October 1944
    Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
    General Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines aboard PT-525
    Frank M. Seiffert, III
    Photo added 10 June 2019
    PT-525 256k Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, USN, Commander Seventh Fleet and Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal seated on board a motor torpedo boat in the Leyte-Samar area, Philippine Islands, 1945
    National Archives photo 80-G-308131
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Boat Captains
    01LT Alexander W. Wells, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star and the Navy Commendation RibbonOctober 1944
    02ENS Gervis Stuart Brady, USNR - Awarded the Silver Star (1944)November 1944
    03LTJG A. J. Hanes, USNApril 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-525
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