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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - William - Jig - Queen

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 July 1944 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 11 December 1944
  • Completed 7 February 1945, placed in service and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY EIGHT (MTBRon 38) under the command of LCDR Charles A. Mills, Jr., USNR
  • MTBRon 38, assigned to the Southwest Pacific, arrived at Samar, Philippines, in May, June, and July, 1945. The squadron based there and at Basilan Island, Philippines, but had no action except for
    strafing of shore installations in Borneo early in August 1945
  • Transferred 28 September 1945 to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THIRTY NINE (MTBRon 39) under the command of LT Charles A. Bernier, Jr., USNR
  • MTBRon 39, assigned to Pacific Fleet, arrived at Samar, P.I., in July 1945, and was there at the cessation of hostilities. It had no action with the enemy
  • The "Prep Holiday" was placed out of service 24 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-486 119k Last type of Elco radar mast used on PT-564 - 624 in 1945
    Elco Radar Mast Drawing No. 37 Scale 3/8" = 1'
    PT-575 217k 21 July 1945
    National Archives photo 19-N-83508
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-575
    Details and Special Specifications for Building Motor Torpedo Boats PT-565 - 624
    Historical Naval Ships Association.
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