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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


PT-Joe call sign (1948):
William - Xray - Queen - How

70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 8 February 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD for lend-lease transfer to the Soviet Union, but not transferred prior to cessation of hostilities
  • Launched 17 March 1945
  • Completed 5 April 1945
  • Placed in service 6 April 1945
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 15 August 1946 and sold
  • Registered in 1948 to the Atlas Trading Co. of Los Angeles, CA as the yacht PT-Joe
  • Sold in the 1990's to the Sea Scout Base in Rio Vista, CA on the Sacramento River
  • Hauled off for scrap.


  • Displacement 39 t.
    1948 - 75 t.
  • Length 70'
    1948 - 71.3'
  • Beam 19'
    1948 - 19.2'
  • Draft 4' 9"
    1948 - 7.1'
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 12
    1948 - Four
  • Armament: 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-695 94k Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-695 42k
    PT-695 133k
    PT-695 349k 1 January 2004
    PT-695 517k

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