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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - George - Mike

PT-644 served only in the Soviet Navy

78' Higgins Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 27 October 1944 by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 11 December 1944
  • Originally assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squardon FORTY FOUR but reassigned in April 1945, before any had been placed in service, for transfer under lend-lease to the Soviet Union
  • Completed 11 May 1945
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union in August 1945 and named TK-870
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-644 186k 1 March 1945
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 71655, NH 71656 and NH 71657
    Mike Green
    PT-644 134k
    PT-644 235k

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-644
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