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PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.

Caption   PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via NavSource
Identification Code   80-G-345820
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Photos at Same Place Philippines
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
21 May 2016 10:01:36 PM

Note the array of weapons aboard this boat: a 20mm Oerlikon on the bow, a Browning M4 37mm automatic cannon on the foredeck with an open box of 37mm ammunition next to it, four twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mounts, a 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon on the fantail, and Mark XIII aerial torpedoes in the torpedo racks. Note also the large white star painted on the foredeck for recognition.

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