Dreger Harbor PT Boat Base (Dreger Haffen Harbor) is located at Dregerhaffen Harbor (Dreger Harbor) south of Finschhafen (Finschafen, Finschaven).
By late September 1943 when then Australian Army liberated the Finschhafen area, Dreger Harbor was developed into a U. S. Navy (USN) base for Motor Torpedo Boats (PT-Boats) and completed by November 1943.
Dreger Harbor PT Boat Base (Dreger Haffen Harbor) and replaced Morobe PT Boat Base as the most forward base to the Japanese used by Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Twelve (MTBRon 12) including PT-190 and PT-191.
This was the most forward base to the Japanese and used for patrols across the Huon Gulf to West New Britain. Used until June 15, 1944 when PT Boats moved forward to Hollandia.
At Close Quarters
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January 9, 2018