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70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 May 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 19 June 1945
  • Completed 11 July 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 17 July 1946
  • Acquired in 1949 by the Dragon Corp. of Brunswick, GA for use as a passenger vessel and named Seven-Eleven
  • Acquired in 1952 by S & S Lines, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Acquired in 1954 by Allen Warren of Wildwood, NJ and renamed Scotty Warren III
  • Acquired in 1958 by Scotty Warren Boats of Hollywood, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale
  • Acquired in 1961 by Marolyn Fishing Boats, Inc. of Wildwood and named Satellite
  • Acquired in 1963 by Edmund P. Sidorski of Highlands, NJ
  • Acquired in 1970 by the Satellite Fishing Co. of Highlands
  • Acquired in 1986 by Captain's Lady II, Inc. of Fort Meyers, FL for use as a fishing boat and renamed Captain's Lady II
  • Out of documentation in March 1989
  • 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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    PT-711 267k c. 1950s Jim Burrill
    Photo added 1 June 2021
    PT-711 267k 6 March 1975
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    Satellite started taking on water south of Ambrose Light at the end of a fishing trip. The anglers were safely removed to a pilot boat and she was towed back to port. Captain Ed Sidorski is in the bow along with his son Captain Bob Sidorski
    Mel's Place

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-711
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