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C55047
ex-PT-23

Sunk 10 December 1944

77' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 December 1940 as PT-23 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 24 April 1941
  • Completed 25 June 1941
  • Reclassified as a Small Craft, C55047, 6 October 1943
  • Sunk 10 December 1944 by Kamikaze.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 77'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns in Dewandre turrets and four 18" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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