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PT-555



Call sign:
Nan - William - Item - Charlie

Sunk 24 August 1944

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 28 June 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 14 September 1943
  • Completed 26 October 1943
  • Placed in service 22 October 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY NINE (MTBRon 29) under the command of Comdr. S. Stephen Daunis, USN
  • MTBRon 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
  • "Daisy Mae", ex-"Tieffenworth" struck a mine and sank 24 August 1944 off Cape Couronne, southern France.

    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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