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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Easy - Nan

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 4 January 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 14 April 1944
  • Completed 24 May 1944
  • Pplaced in service 5 June 1944 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY SEVEN (MTBRon 37) under the command of LCDR Clark W. Faulkner, USNR
  • MTBRon 37, assigned to Pacific Fleet, had action at Treasury Island in the Solomons from November 1944 to February 1945. The squadron based at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, from February
    to July 1945, and at Okinawa from August to November 1945, but had no action with the enemy while at these bases
  • The "Sidewinder" was placed out of service 7 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • 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 M4/M9 mount, two 20mm mounts, two 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-534 204k PT-534 entering the well deck of USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) at Espiritu Santo, Island, 23-24 July 1945
    National Archives photo 80-G-326547 from "At Close Quarters, PT Boats in the United States Navy" by Captain Robert J. Bulkley, Jr., USNR, (Retired)
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-534
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