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PT-705


70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 4 April 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD for lend-lease transfer to the Soviet Union
  • Launched 11 May 1945
  • Completed 30 May 1945
  • Transfer to the Soviet Union canceled due to cessation of hostilities
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1946
  • Sold 16 August 1946, converted to a private yacht and named Carol-Flo
  • Converted to a party fishing boat at Ocean City, NJ and renamed Gone with the Wind
  • Acquired by Captain John DeRose of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and renamed Wanderer
  • Moved to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY and renamed Apache IV
  • Renamed Atomic in 1987
  • Dismantled in 1988 at Brooklyn.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 39 t.
  • Length 70'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: Two 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Gone With the Wind
    PT-705 86k c. 1952
    Post card
    Photo from Mels-Place
    Joe Radigan
    Atomic
    PT-705 85k c. 1987
    Photo from Mike's Maritime Memorabilia at Mel's Place
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-705
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