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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 May 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 19 June 1945
  • Completed 11 July 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 17 July 1946, sold and named Satellite
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    PT-711 267k 6 March 1975
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    Satellite started taking on water south of Ambrose Light at the end of a fishing trip. The anglers were safely removed to a pilot boat and she was towed back to port. Captain Ed Sidorski is in the
    bow along with his son Captain Bob Sidorski
    Mel's Place

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-711
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