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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


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Nan - William - How - Item

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 19 February 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 26 April 1944
  • Completed 8 September 1944, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (PTRon 4) under the comand of CDR James B. Denny, USN
  • PTRon 4 was the training squadron, based at the MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, R.I. It was the largest squadron, having a peak of 28 boats in service at one time. When the training center was decommissioned early in
    1946, PTRon 4 was assigned to the Operational Development Force, and based at Solomons, Md.
  • Placed out of service 1 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 3 September 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


    Displacement 56 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 20' 8"
    Draft 5'
    Speed 41 kts.
    Complement 17
    Armament: Armament: One 40mm, 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-486 84k c. October 1945
    PT-487, PT-486, PT-545 in the Welland Canal Between Lakes Erie and Ontario along with three unidentified PT boats and an Ore Carrier

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-545
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