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PT-571



Call sign:
Nan - William - Jig - Item

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 8 June 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 9 November 1944
  • Completed 13 January 1945
  • Placed in service 14 January 1945 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY EIGHT (PTRon 38) under the command of LCDR Charles A. Mills, Jr., USNR
  • PTRon 38, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, arrived at Samar, Philippines, in May, June, and July, 1945. The squadron based there and at Basilan Island, Philippines, but had no action except for strafing of shore installations in
    Borneo early in August 1945
  • "Carter's Little Pill" was placed out of service 24 October 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm, 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-486 119k Last type of Elco radar mast used on PT-564 - 624 in 1945
    Elco Radar Mast Drawing No. 37 Scale 3/8" = 1'
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    There is no DANFS history available for PT-571
    Details and Special
    Specifications
    for Building
    Motor Torpedo Boats
    PT-565 - 624
    Historical Naval Ships Association.
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