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PT-593



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Charlie - Queen

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 November 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 11 April 1945
  • Completed 25 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 "Ruptured Duck" 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-593 39k . .
    PT-593 89k
    PT-593 164k 26 April 1945
    PTRon 40 being commissioned at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York. PTRon 40 consisted of PT-589 thru PT-600.
    Photo courtesy of Michael "The Cowboy" Stevenson

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-593
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