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PT-8 (1941)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Patrol clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

PT-7 Class Aluminum-hulled Motor Torpedo Boat (Prototype) - District Patrol Craft
  • Built by Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ordered, 23 June 1939
  • Laid down, 29 December 1939
  • Launched, 29 October 1940
  • Placed in service with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 1 as PT-8, 25 February 1941
  • Transferred to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2, 13 August 1941
  • Reclassified District Patrol Craft YP-110, 14 October 1941
  • Assigned to Inshore Patrol, Fourth Naval District, 1942
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 January 1943
  • Authorization for machinery salvage and hull scrapping received, 01 February 1943
  • Hull apparently retained at Philadelphia Navy Yard for tests and sold postwar
  • For sale on eBay, June 2008
  • Still extant at Franklin, LA, 2010
    Displacement 51.93 tons
    Length 80' 7.75" overall, 75' 0" waterline
    Beam 16' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 41 knots
    Complement unknown
    four 21" torpedo tubes
    two 0.50 caliber MGs
    four Allison V-12 gasoline engines, 1000hp each, arranged in X-configuration plus
    one Hall-Scott Defender, 60hp
    (later replaced with Packards)
    two shafts
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    YP-110 132k PT-8 underway, date and location unknown.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 100908
    U.S. National Archives
    YP-110 64k The aluminum hull PT-8 cruising at about 40 knots on the Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA, 29 June 1941.
    From U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    YP-110 452k PT-8 underway, probably off the Rhode Island coast, summer 1941.
    National Archives photo 19-N-25576
    Joe Radigan
    YP-110 76k PT-8, running at speed off the Rhode Island coast, summer 1941.
    PT Boats, Inc.
    Dave Wright
    YP-110 76k Underway as YP-110, date and location unknown. Note she still carries her torpedo tubes. Dave Wright
    Civilian Service
    YP-110 44k The former PT-8, stored on land at Franklin, Louisiana, circa 2010. Via Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record available for PT-8 / YP-110 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
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