The Boats of Squadron 34

Squadron 34 was made up of twelve ELCO 80 ft PT boats each had the following specification:

 

Manufacturer: ELCO Electric Boat Works in Bayonne, New Jersey 

Engine: 3 x Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, 3 shafts, 3 screws

Tonnage: 51  gross tonnage

Material: Wood and plywood

Length: 80 feet  

Beam: 23 ft

Draft: 5 ft

Speed: 41 knots 

Range: 245 Nautical Miles 

Armament:

  • One 40mm Bofors Gun 

  • Four 21" torpedoes

  • Two twin .50 cal Machine Guns

  • 3.7cm Gun 

  • Depth Charges  

PT 498

ELCO 80 Class

"Warmaster"

Accepted 21st December 1943 

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PT 499

ELCO 80 Class

"Miss Kate"

Accepted 23rd December 1943 

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PT 500

ELCO 80 Class

"Stratus"

Accepted 27th December 1943 

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PT 501

ELCO 80 Class

Accepted 29th December 1943 

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PT 502

ELCO 80 Class

"Idiots Delight"

Accepted 31st December 1943 

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PT 503

ELCO 80 Class

"What Next"

Accepted 5th January 1944 

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PT 504

ELCO 80 Class

"Nasty Bastard"

Accepted 11th January 1944 

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PT 505

ELCO 80 Class

"Diana"

Accepted 13th January 1944 

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PT 506

ELCO 80 Class

Accepted 15th January 1944 

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PT 507

ELCO 80 Class

"Hemingway Hotel"

Accepted 18th January 1944 

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PT 508

ELCO 80 Class

"Mairsey-Doats"

Accepted 21st January 1944 

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PT 509

ELCO 80 Class

"Sassy Sue"

Accepted 29th January 1944 

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