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    Morobe (Morobe Town) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Lat 7° 45' 0S Long 147° 37' 0E  Morobe is located on the north coast of New Guinea, in the southern part of Morobe Province. Also known as "Morobe Town". The Morobe River mouth empties into the sea at this location and is navigable for nearly 1.75 nautical miles.

Prewar
Morobe was founded in August 1888 by Germany as a trading post for the Neu Guinea Kompagnie (NGK). On January 11, 1915 Morobe was the last German station on New Guinea to be occupied by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).

World War II
On April 8, 1943 Morobe was scouted by PT-114 as a location for a U. S. Navy (USN) PT Boat superior to the PT Boat base at Douglas Harbor on Cape Ward Hunt. On April 14, 1943 PT-128 landed U. S. Army soldiers from the 41st Division to occupy the harbor area and by late April PT Boats began arriving ane established Morobe River PT Boat Base at the mouth of the Morobe River.

Morobe River PT Boat Base (Morobe PT Boat Base)
Established as PT Advanced Base April 20, 1943

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Last Updated
January 11, 2019

 

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