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Call sign:
Nan - William - Charlie - Easy

PT-517 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 2 November 1943 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 25 January 1944
  • Completed 25 February 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY FIVE (PTRon 35) under the command of LCDR Richard Davis, Jr., USN
  • PTRon 35 had action in the English Channel area from June to November 1944, when orders were received to prepared the boats for delivery to the Soviet Union
  • The "Pug Mahon" (Póg Mo Thóin, pronounced: Pogue Muh Hone means "Kiss My Arse" in Irish) was transferred to the Soviet Union 7 April 1945 and renamed TK-437
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 2 July 1955
  • Scuttled in 1956 in the Barents Sea.


  • 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-517 63k Crew photo. .

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