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PT-731


PT-731 served only in the Soviet Navy.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 4 April 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 4 August 1944
  • Completed 19 September 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union in October 1944 and named TK-431
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm 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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    PT-731 120k Test firing a torpedo from the starboard Mk 19 tube
    Photo courtesy of the Electric Boat Company, Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-731
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