Allied Warships


Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 77' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 77' 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Apr 1941 
Laid down6 Jun 1941 
Launched21 Aug 1941 
Commissioned15 Sep 1941 
End service 


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Notable events involving PT 48 include:

12 Oct 1942
this is also on page 174 of "The Struggle for Guadalcanal", Robert C. Wark of PT-48 and also Henry S. Taylor of PT-46 as according to the book these were the first four PT Boats to reach Tulagi Island on October 12, 1942 under the command of Lt. Comdr. Alan R. Montgomery. All four of the skippers are of junior grade reserve lieutenants. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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