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PT-562



Call sign:
Nan - William - Item - Queen


PT-562 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 20 July 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 5 October 1943
  • Completed 11 November 1943 and placed in service with 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 McSwine" was transferred to the Soviet Union 7 April 1945 and reclassified TK-444
  • Scuttled in the Barents Sea in 1956.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one 20mm 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-562 329k c. 1944
    Side elevation and deck plan from " Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Volume II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-562
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