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78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 April 1945 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 21 May 1945
  • Completed 23 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 11 October 1946
  • Acquired in 1960 by Charles M. Anderson of Tampa, FL for use as a passenger vessel and named Capt. Anderson IV
  • Acquired in 1967 by Carl S. Anderson of Panama City, FL
  • Out of documentation in 1976
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and two 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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