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PT-70 (1941)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Papa - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Motor Torpedo Boat - District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Higgins Industries, Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the US Navy as Motor Torpedo Boat PT-70, 30 June 1941
  • Reclassified District Patrol Craft YP-107, 24 September 1941
  • Assigned to Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, 1942 - 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945
  • Transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) and sold, 19 September 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 40 tons
    Length 72'
    Beam 19' 11"
    Draft 4' 6"
    light - 43.81 knots
    heavy - 41.5 knots
    Complement 15
    two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns
    four 18" torpedoes
    Four 1,200shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines
    two propellers

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    122k Overhead view of PT-70 at speed, probably during builders trials off the Gulf Coast, 1941. Note the Higgins company flag flying from the mast. Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    48k PT-70 underway at speed, location unknown, circa 1941. Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    62k Close up view of PT-70 while at speed, location unknown, circa 1941. Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

    There is no DANFS history record available for PT-70 / YP-107 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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