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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 

PT 499

ELCO 80 Class

"Miss Kate"

Accepted 23rd December 1943 

PT 500

ELCO 80 Class

"Stratus"

Accepted 27th December 1943 

PT 501

ELCO 80 Class

Accepted 29th December 1943 

PT 502

ELCO 80 Class

"Idiots Delight"

Accepted 31st December 1943 

PT 503

ELCO 80 Class

"What Next"

Accepted 5th January 1944 

PT 504

ELCO 80 Class

"Nasty Bastard"

Accepted 11th January 1944 

PT 505

ELCO 80 Class

"Diana"

Accepted 13th January 1944 

PT 506

ELCO 80 Class

Accepted 15th January 1944 

PT 507

ELCO 80 Class

"Hemingway Hotel"

Accepted 18th January 1944 

PT 508

ELCO 80 Class

"Mairsey-Doats"

Accepted 21st January 1944 

PT 509

ELCO 80 Class

"Sassy Sue"

Accepted 29th January 1944