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70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 19 February 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 30 March 1945
  • Completed 18 April 1945
  • Placed in service 22 April 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 30 August 1946 for disposition
  • Acquired in 1946 by Jack R. Aron of New York for use as a yacht and named Notion
  • Acquired in 1948 by Charles F. Vachris of Brooklyn, NY
  • Operated in 1952 by John L. Shields of Washington, DC
  • Operated in 1955 by Edward H. McAloon of Pawtucket, RI
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 39 t.
  • Length 70'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • 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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