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70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 16 July 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 27 August 1945
  • Completed 14 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 12 April 1948
  • Acquired in 1950 by George C. Lyon of Lynnhaven, VA for use as a yacht and named General MacArthur
  • Out of documentation in 1951
  • 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-723 276k Outboard Profile, Deck Plan, Inboard Profile and Accommodation Plan
    Photo from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst
    PT-723 243k Details of vessel
    Photo from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    PT-723 328k

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