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Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-126 and PT-159 at a floating drydock, 1944-45. Note mottled paint scheme, Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm guns aft, and 37mm cannon forward.PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.
Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-126 and PT-159 at a floating drydock, 1944-45. Note mottled paint scheme, Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm guns aft, and 37mm cannon forward.PT-325, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21) being hoisted aboard PT Boat tender USS Cyrene in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, Jan 1945.
PT-628, a 78-foot Higgins boat, during testing on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, United States, Jan 1945.PT-245, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20 (MTBRon 20), southwest Pacific, circa 1945.
PT-628, a 78-foot Higgins boat, during testing on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, United States, Jan 1945.PT-245, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20 (MTBRon 20), southwest Pacific, circa 1945.
PT-330, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), underway in the Philippines, circa 1945. Note the smoke generator canister on the stern.PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.
PT-330, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), underway in the Philippines, circa 1945. Note the smoke generator canister on the stern.PT-331, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), in Leyte Gulf, 1945. Note shell splashes in the distance.
LST-1041 loaded with Higgins 78-foot PT-Boats (PT-626, PT-627, PT-628, & PT-634) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Mar 1945. These boats were taken to Puget Sound where they were transferred to the USSRGeneral Douglas MacArthur and Philippine President Sergio Osmeña aboard US Navy PT-373 for transportation to Corregidor, 2 Mar 1945.
LST-1041 loaded with Higgins 78-foot PT-Boats (PT-626, PT-627, PT-628, & PT-634) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Mar 1945. These boats were taken to Puget Sound where they were transferred to the USSRGeneral Douglas MacArthur and Philippine President Sergio Osmeña aboard US Navy PT-373 for transportation to Corregidor, 2 Mar 1945.
Torpedoman Second class Richard Malecki sitting astride a Mark XIII aerial torpedo aboard PT-184, May 1945. Note Mark 6 Depth Charge in the foreground and a twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mount in the background.PT-601 “Termites Delight,” an Elco 80-footer that later served with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 41 (MTBRon 41), is seen here on a shakedown run off Bayonne, New Jersey, United States during Jun 1945.
Torpedoman Second class Richard Malecki sitting astride a Mark XIII aerial torpedo aboard PT-184, May 1945. Note Mark 6 Depth Charge in the foreground and a twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mount in the background.PT-601 “Termites Delight,” an Elco 80-footer that later served with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 41 (MTBRon 41), is seen here on a shakedown run off Bayonne, New Jersey, United States during Jun 1945.
PT-490, an 80-foot Elco motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 33, transporting Gen Douglas MacArthur, LGen Robert Eichelberger, and staff from Iloilo on Panay to Bacolod on Negros in the Philippines, 7 Jun 1945.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 24 (MTBRon 24) at the forward base in the southwest Pacific, mid-to-late 1945.
PT-490, an 80-foot Elco motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 33, transporting Gen Douglas MacArthur, LGen Robert Eichelberger, and staff from Iloilo on Panay to Bacolod on Negros in the Philippines, 7 Jun 1945.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 24 (MTBRon 24) at the forward base in the southwest Pacific, mid-to-late 1945.
PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (not pictured) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (seated) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945
PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (not pictured) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945PT-377, an 80-foot Elco boat with MTB Squadron 27, transporting Vice Admiral Michiaki Kamada (seated) and staff to the signing of the Japanese surrender of Borneo aboard HMAS Burdekon in Makassar Strait, 8 Sep 1945
PT-221 and PT-222, Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boats, along with many other PT Boats being stripped of their parts before their hulls were burned, Samar, Philippines, Nov 1945.The former PT-694, a 70-foot Vosper, with the Hughes Tool Company as a service boat in the H-4 Flying Boat project, 1950s. Later sold to Universal Studios and painted as PT-73 for the opening credits of “McHale’s Navy.”
PT-221 and PT-222, Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boats, along with many other PT Boats being stripped of their parts before their hulls were burned, Samar, Philippines, Nov 1945.The former PT-694, a 70-foot Vosper, with the Hughes Tool Company as a service boat in the H-4 Flying Boat project, 1950s. Later sold to Universal Studios and painted as PT-73 for the opening credits of “McHale’s Navy.”
The former PT-796, a 78-foot Higgins boat, painted as PT-109, an 80-foot Elco boat, passing the reviewing stand in President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade in Washington DC, United States, 20 Jan 1960.Official US Navy scale model of PT-109 as seen in the 1960s
The former PT-796, a 78-foot Higgins boat, painted as PT-109, an 80-foot Elco boat, passing the reviewing stand in President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade in Washington DC, United States, 20 Jan 1960.Official US Navy scale model of PT-109 as seen in the 1960s
The former PT-658, a 78-foot Higgins boat, restored to factory fresh status by
The former PT-658, a 78-foot Higgins boat, restored to factory fresh status by 'Save the PT Boat, Inc.' of Portland, Oregon, United States. 29 Jun 2014 photo.

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