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PT-554



Call sign:
Nan - William - Item - Able


PT-554 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 24 June 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 10 September 1943
  • Completed 21 October 1943
  • Placed in service 22 October 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY NINE (PTRon 29) under the command of Comdr. S. Stephen Daunis, USN
  • PTRon 29, assigned to the Mediterranean, based at Calvi, Corsica, and Leghorn, Italy, and had action along the northwest coast of Italy and southern coast of France, operating under the British Coastal Forces
  • "Moonbeam", ex-"Fighter 54" was transferred to the Soviet Union 8 May 1945 and reclassified TK-446
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 20mm mounts, 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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