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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


58' Experimental Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 July 1939 as PT-1 by the Fogal Boat Yard, Miami, FL
  • Launched 16 August 1939
  • Completed 20 November 1941
  • The "Wet Dream" was reclassified as a Small Boat, C-6083, 24 December 1941 and used as a service launch at Newport, RI
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 30 t.
  • Length 58'
  • Speed 30 kts.
  • Armament: Two Mk IV-4 and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 1,2000hp Vimalert gasoline engines (replaced by Packard 4M-2500 engines), two shafts.
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    PT-1 156k c. April 1939
    As planned by C & R. The guns are single 0.50s; the torpedoes are Mark IV-4s
    Line drawing by Alan Raven from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated design History
    Robert Hurst
    PT-1 76k . Keith Brayer
    PT-1 48k . .
    PT-1 58k . Keith Brayer
    PT-1 96k
    PT-1 232k
    PT-1 281k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-1
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