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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

PTF-2
ex-PT-811


94' Aluminum Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 March 1949 by John Trumpy and Sons, Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 30 November 1950
  • Completed 6 March 1951
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Reinstated on the Naval Register and reclassified as a Fast Patrol Craft, PTF-2, 21 December 1962
  • Sunk as a target in August 1965 off the Hawaiian Islands.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 90 t.
  • Length 94'
  • Beam 24' 11"
  • Draft 4' 2"
  • Speed 55 kts. (Under ideal conditions)
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts, two twin 20mm mount, one 81mm mortar and one smoke generator
  • Propulsion: Four 2,500hp Packard W-100 gasoline engines, four shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-811
    PT-811 125k Launching at Trumpy and Sons in Annapolis, MD.
    U.S. Naval Institute photo
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    PT-811 156k Starboard shot just as she is coming up on step.
    U.S. Naval Institute photo
    PT-810 & PT-811 70k PT-810 and PT-811 running together in echelon somewhere on the Chesapeake Bay.
    U.S. Naval Institute photo
    PT-811 213k U.S. Navy photo Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-810 241k PT-809, PT-810 and PT-811 in formation
    From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    PT-810 247k
    PT-811 153k 14 April 1952
    New York
    In New York for the fifth PT boat reunion
    From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    PT-809 712k Original photo: Running at high speed in Cheaspeake Bay with PT-809 off her starboard bow
    Photo from the July 1952 edition of Bureau of Ships Journal
    Replacement photo: PT-809 (foreground) and PT-811 are shown underway on early test runs in Chesapeake Bay. Both were designed to carry torpedoes (note spaces marked on the deck of PT-809), but neither ever did. The 81mm mortar on deck (to port) opposite the twin 20mm Oerlikon, failed its operational tests in 1952 but was resurrected
    for Vietnam
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Original photo: Jim Swank
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    PT-811 191k c. May 1954
    Carrying an 81mm mortar on its port side, opposite a twin 20mm mount
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PTF-2
    PT-811 70k PTF-2 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA before deployment to Vietnam
    PT-811 274k Little Creek, VA
    From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-811 261k c. 1963
    Off Norfolk, VA
    PTF-2 and PTF-3
    From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    PT-811 256k c. 1963
    Off Norfolk, VA
    PTF-2, PTF-3 and PTF-4
    From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    PT-811 324k 4 September 1963
    Baltimore, MD
    Moored at Pier 4 on Pratt Street opened to the public
    Photo by Ellis Malashuk of the Baltimore Sun
    Bill Gonyo

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-811
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