Morobe PT Boat Base was located at Morobe on the Morobe River, navigable for nearly 1.75 nm inland. Also known as "Morobe River PT Boat Base".
On April 8, 1943 by PT-114 captain Ensign Dean with U. S. Army General Horance H. Fuller (C. O. 41st
Division) and Lt. Commander Atkins scouted this location for development into a PT Boat base. This location was deemed superior
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.
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.
Morobe is a Resort and Regional Government Station.
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January 11, 2019