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PT-506



Call sign:
Nan - William - Able - Jig


PT-506 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 25 August 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 17 December 1943
  • Completed 15 January 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY FOUR (PTRon 34) under the command of LT Allen H. Harris, USNR
  • PTRon 34 had action in the English Channel area from June 1944 to October 1944, when orders were received to prepare the boats for delivery to the Soviet Union
  • The "Double Trouble" was transferred to the Soviet Union 31 January 1945 and named TK-429
  • 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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