MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS

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MTB RON 41
Commissioned: 21,June 1945 - LCDR Bruce P. Van Buskirk
Decommissioned: 6,February 1945
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT 601-612
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron was shaking down at Miami when war ended, and was never shipped to the Pacific.

MTB RON 42
Commissioned: 17,September 1945 - LCDR James A. Danver USNR
Decommissioned: 8,February 1946
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT 613-622
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron was the only squadron commissioned after the end of the war, and was never shipped to the Pacific. PT 623 and 624 were originally assigned to this squadron, but the construction was halted and were never completed.

MTB RON 43
Commissioned: 12,December 1945 - LT Richard C. Morse Jr. USNR
Decommissioned: 16,March
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 625-633
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron was decommissioned, with its boats to be transferred to the U.S.S.R. PT's 634 thru 636 were also originally assigned to the squadron, but had been place into service at the time of decommissioning.

MTB RON 44
Squadrons never placed in commission
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 637-648
Assigned To: Pacific Fleet
Postscript: The squadron was never commissioned and boats were to be transferred to the U.S.S.R. PT's 761-772 (Elco 80') were originally scheduled for this squadron, but their construction contract was canceled.

MTB RON 45
Squadron never placed in commission
PT Boats:
Higgins 78' PT's 649-660
Assigned To:
Pacific Fleet
Postscript:
The squadron was never commissioned and boats were to be transferred to the U.S.S.R. PT's 773-784 (Elco 80') were originally scheduled for this squadron, but their construction contract was canceled.

MOTOR BOAT SUBMARINE CHASER SQUADRON 1
Commissioned: 20,February 1941 - LT (jg) John D. Bulkeley, USNR
Decommissioned: 17, July 1941
PT Boats: PTC's Elco 70' PTC's 1-12
Assigned To: Testing and Shakedown
Postscript: The squadron was abandoned because of failure to develop satisfactory sound gear to enable the boats to locate submarines. The British covered the boats to motor gunboats and designated them as MGB's 82-93.




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