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PT-495



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Love - Love

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 24 August 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 12 November 1943
  • Completed 13 December 1943, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY THREE (PTRon 33) under the command of Lt. A. Murray Preston, USNR
  • PTRon 33, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, had action at Aitape, New Guinea; Morotai in the Halmaheras; and San Pedro Bay and Panay in the Philippines. It also based for a time at Dreger Harbor and Mios Woendi, New
    Guinea, but had no action from these bases
  • "Miss Fury", ex-"Gentleman Jim" was placed out of service 24 October 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" Torpedoes and two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-486 107k Nested between PT-491 and PT-490 .
    PT-495 181k 2012
    Boston, MA
    At the Boston Film Festival for the film "The Lost Reunions," about the PT Boat Veterans of World War II, and the last reunion they had in Rhode Island a few years ago. Left to right in photo is Frank Andruss, PT Boat Veteran, Ray Wilbur, Sr., who served on PT-495, and the producer of the film, Danny Diaz
    Frank Andruss

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-495
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