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PT-580



Call sign:
Nan - William - Nan - Able

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 5 August 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 12 February 1945
  • Completed 3 March 1945
  • Placed in service 6 March 1945 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY NINE (PTRon 39) under the command of LT Charles A. Bernier, Jr., USNR
  • PTRon 39, assigned to Pacific Fleet, arrived at Samar, P.I., in July 1945, and was there at the cessation of hostilities. It had no action with the enemy
  • The "Eight Ball", ex-"Lazy Eight" was placed out of service 24 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • 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 mount, one 37mm 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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