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Scott Blair

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I am a Second Generation PT Boater. My father (1917-1998) was a PT skipper and group leader in RON 23. I am also a trained historian (M.A. in 2008, and currently a Ph.D. candidate) and have been doing some sidebar PT research at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Specifically, I am looking for a listing of the boat numbers in RON 23 during the period Jan. to Dec. 1944. I am sure the numbers fluctuated somewhat as some boats were added and some lost in service. If anybody has this info, I can be reached at: blair.scott@epa.gov
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Will Day

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Scott: See my e-mail...

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Scott;
Here is RON 23 info from At Close Quarters:

MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRON 23

Commissioned June 28, 1943; decommissioned November 26, 1945.

Squadron Commanders:

Lt. Comdr. RONALD K. IRVING -- June 28, 1943-May 1944
Lt. ALAN W. FERRON, USNR -- May 1944-January 5, 1945
Lt. JAMES H. VAN SICKLEN, USNR -- January 5-June 20, 1945
Lt. WILLIAM E. STEDMAN, USNR -- June 20-October 1, 1945
Lt. DONALD F. GALLOWAY, USNR -- October 14,-November 26, 1945

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241, 242 Transferred from Squadron 19, April 19, 1944. Transferred to Squadron 16, February 25, 1945.
243, 244 Transferred from Squadron 19, April 19, 1944. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
277 Placed in service July 8, 1943, Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
278 Placed in service July 9, 1943. Placed out of service November 26, 1945.
279 Placed in service June 28, 1943. Lost in collision, February 12, 1944.
280 Placed in service June 28, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
281 Placed in service July 8, 1943. Placed out of service, striped and destroyed November 26, 1945.
282 Placed in service July 12, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 16, 1945.
283 Placed in service July 12, 1943. Destroyed by enemy shorefire or U.S. warship, March 17, 1944.
284 Placed in service July 21, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1944.
285 Placed in service July 16, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
286 Placed in service August 4, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
287 Placed in service July 22, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.
288 Placed in service July 24, 1943. Placed out of service, stripped and destroyed, November 26, 1945.


Squadron 23, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Bougainville and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in December 1944, the squadron had action at Palawan, in the Philippines. It also based for a time at Mios Woendi, New Guinea, and at Mindoro, P.I., but had no action from these bases.




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