MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRONS

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MTB RON 11
Commissioned: 20,January 1943 - LCDR LeRoy T. Taylor
Decommissioned: 11,November 1945 - LT Robert L. Wessel, USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 175-186
Assigned To: South Pacific, Southwest Pacific
Postscript: The squadron saw action at Rendova, Vella Lavella and other areas. After transfer to the Southwest Pacific, the squadron had action in the Halmaheras area. For a short while Squadron 11-2 under the command of Lt. John H. Stillman was designated with 4 PT's to relieve Squadron 3-2 in the Ellice Group, then later rejoined the parent squadron.

MTB RON 12
Commissioned: 18,February 1943 - LCDR John Harllee
Decommissioned: 26,October 1945 - LT John J. McGlynn USNR
PT Boats: Elco 80' PT's 127,145,146,150-152,187-196
Assigned To: Southwest Pacific,
Postscript: The squadron saw action in New Guinea waters, and the Philippines. Squadron 12 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for action in New Guinea from Oct 1943 to March 1944.

MTB RON 13
Commissioned: 18,September 1942 - CDR James B. Denny
Decommissioned: 23,November 1945 - LCDR John A. Matzinger USNR
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 73-84
Assigned To: Aleutian, Southwest Pacific.
Postscript: The squadron saw action in Dutch New Guinea, Philippines and Borneo waters. Squadron 13 was awarded the Navy Commendation for action at Mindoro from Dec 15 to 19, 1944.

MTB RON 14
Commissioned: 17,February 1943 - LT Richard E. Johnson
Decommissioned: 16,September 1944 - LT Henry S. Taylor USNR
PT Boats: Huckins 78' PT's 98-102
Assigned To: Panama Sea Frontier
Postscript: The squadron was assigned to the Panama Sea Frontier as a defensive position to guard the Panama Canal Zone. It had no action with the enemy.

MTB RON 15
Commissioned: 20,January 1943 - CDR Stanley M. Barnes
Decommissioned: 17, October 1944
PT Boats: Higgins 78' PT's 201-218
Assigned To: Mediterranean Theater
Postscript: The first RON sent to Mediterranean, operated as a unit of the British Coastal Forces. It saw action throughout the western Mediterranean, which included Africa, Sicily, Capri, Italy and other areas.






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