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77' x 19' 11" x 4' 6"
2 x Twin 50 cal MG
4 x Torpedo Tubes
Transferred to Squadron 2 on August 1, 1941. Next, transferred from Squadron 1 on August 13, 1941 operating from Tulagi PT Boat Base.
During the night of January 2, 1943 commanded by Captain Charlie E. Tilden was part of a patrol against the "Tokyo Express" in a line from Savo Island to Cape Esperence, along with PT-39, PT-48, PT-115, PT-112, PT-59, PT-46, PT-36 and PT-40.
During the patrol, this PT-Boat closed to 400 yards and fired its torpedoes at the first column, but a blast of flame from the aft tube revealed its position to the Japanese forces and opened fire. As this PT boat turned away as their second salvo impacted, damaging the ship. Aboard, one enlisted man was killed, two wounded and the ship abandoned. Japanese destroyer Tokitsukaze is credited for the sinking.
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