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PT-791


78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 31 March 1945 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 5 May 1945
  • Completed 19 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 11 October 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, four 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and two 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-791 200k 19 September 1945
    National Archives photos 19-N-89049, 19-N-89050, 19-N-89051 and 19-N-89052
    Mike Green
    PT-791 195k
    PT-791 184k
    PT-791 200k

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