Located at Tufi bordering Tufi Harbor.
The ANGAU Station at Tufi became an advanced PT Base on
December 20, 1942. Soon afterwards, PT Boats began operating from Tufi and attacking shipping
along the coast from Buna to Mambare.
From this base, PT 122 claimed to have sink Japanese submarine
I-22 off Kumusi River December 24, 1942. During a fueling accident on March 17, 1943, the two boats PT-67 and PT-119 burned
On April 20, 1943 the Tufi PT Boat Base was moved forward to Morobe River PT Boat Base near Morobe.
Today, the former base is the Tufi Dive Resort and Regional Center
PT Boat Propellers
Recovered from SS Masaya in
1997. The top prop has two bullet holes near the tip of one blade.
These holes were made by Japanese bullets when the ship was under
attack and being strafed and bombed. This holed prop was cleaned and
donated to the Tufi Dive Resort at Tufi Harbor. which was the advanced
PT Base that Masaya had sailed from carrying material for a new advanced
PT Base at Cape
Indo Pacific Images - The Tufi PT Boats by Don Silcock
Indo Pacific Images - The Tufi Diaries, May 10, 2009 by Don Silcock
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January 9, 2018