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PT-563



Call sign:
Nan - William - Item - Sugar


PT-563 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 23 July 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 7 October 1943
  • Completed 22 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
  • "Mammy Yokum", ex-"Lil Abner", ex-"Earthquake McGoon" was transferred to the Soviet Union 12 April 1945 and reclassified TK-445
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One quad-20mm Elco Thunderbolt mount, one 37mm 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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