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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Baker - How

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Built by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Laid down, 14 March 1945
  • Launched, 18 July 1945
  • Completed 5 September 1945, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FORTY TWO (MTBRon 42) under the command of Lt. Comdr. James A. Danver, USNR
  • MTBRon 42 was the only squadron commissioned after the cessation of hostilities. Although assigned to the Pacific Fleet, it was never shipped to the Pacific
  • Placed out of service, 28 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Reclassified Small Boat C105341, 27 August 1946
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration and sold, date unknown
  • Registered to Holmes & Whitney Advertising, Inc., North Bay Village, FL, as Huckster (ON 277246), 1958
  • Registered to Young Refining Corp., Douglasville, GA, as Tarbaby, 1970s
  • Registered to Flagship Marine Services, Philadlephia, PA, as charter yacht Flagship III, January 1988
  • Stored in boat yard at Greenwich, NJ, and offered for sale, early 2000s
  • Sold to Robert Iannucci, Kingston, NY, December 2005
  • Placed on land at Fleet Obsolete, Kingston, NY, fall 2007
  • Final disposition, awaiting restoration
    Displacement 56 tons
    Length 80' 0"
    Beam 20' 8"
    Draft 5' 0"
    Speed 41 knots
    Complement 17
    Armament One 40mm mount, one 37mm mount, four 21" Torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
    PropulsionThree 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines
    three shafts

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    Size Image Description Source
    79k Kingston, NY Jeff Pollak
    86k PT-615 awaiting restoration at Fleet Obsolete, Kingston, NY, date unknown. Jim D

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-615
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