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PT-592



Call sign:
Nan - William - Nan - Zebra

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 9 November 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 7 April 1945
  • Completed 21 April 1945, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FORTY (PTRon 40) under the command of Lt. Comdr. George E. Cox, Jr., USNR
  • PTRon 40, assigned to the Pacific Fleet, arrived at Samar, Philippine Islands, in the summer of 1945, but had no action with the enemy prior to the cessation of hostilities
  • The "Old Black Crow" was placed out of service 21 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, one 20mm mount, two rocket launchers, 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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    PT-592 366k c. September 1945
    Samar, Philippines
    In dry dock
    From the collection of Ens. Robert Hostetter
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-597, 598, 600, 599, 591 & 592 99k c. 1945
    Samar, Philippines
    PT-597, PT-598, PT-600, PT-599 and PT-592
    From the collection of Richard M. Landis, MoMM3c
    John De Noma

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-592
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