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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Dog - King

PT-625 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 May 1944 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 12 July 1944
  • Completed 7 December 1944
  • Placed in service 8 December 1944 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FORTY THREE (MTBRon 43) under the command of Lt. Richard C. Morse, Jr., USNR
  • MTBRon 43, assigned to Pacific Fleet, was decommissioned 23 March 1945 so that its boats might be transferred to the Soviet Union
  • Deck loaded on LST-1084 at New Orleans, LA for transit to Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Arrived at Puget Sound 28 April 1945
  • The "Coral Queen" was transferred to the Soviet Union 22 May 1945 at Seattle, WA and named TK-851
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 78'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5' 3"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two 21" torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-625 243k . .
    PT-625 371k New Orleans, LA
    From the collection of LTJG William Skade, USNR
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-625 159k LTJG William Skade at the helm
    From the collection of LTJG William Skade, USNR

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-625
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