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USN 1943

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USN 1943

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Don Fetterly 1997

Location
Morobe River PT Boat Base was located at Morobe on the Morobe River, navigable for Nearly 1.75 nm inland. Also known as "Morobe PT Boat Base".

Construction
This base was scouted on April 8, 1943 by PT-114 captain Ensign Dean. Aboard was U. S. Army General Horance H. Fuller (C. O. 41st Division) and Lt. Commander Atkins. Deemed a superior location to the PT Boat base at Douglas Harbor east of Cape Ward Hunt. On April 14, 1943 PT-128 visited again, and landed 41st Division troops to occupy the harbor area.

Wartime History
On April 20, 1943 three PT Boats: PT-142, PT-66 and PT-149 arrived and began setting up an advance base for PT Boat operations to replace Tufi PT Boat Base. During 1943, PT-190 and PT-191 operated from this base.

Today
Morobe is a Resort and Regional Government Station.

References
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February 4, 2018

 

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