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70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 10 August 1945 by Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • Launched 25 September 1945
  • Completed 20 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 18 August 1947
  • Acquired in 1953 by Adolph C. Jordan of Medford, MA for use as a fishing boat and named The Infant
  • Acquired in 1956 by Scotty Warren Boats, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Acquired in 1958 by Scotty Warren Boats of Hollywood, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale for use as a passenger vessel and renamed Scotty Warren IV
  • Acquired in 1963 by Marolyn Fishing Boats, Inc. of Wildwood Crest, NJ and renamed PT 109
  • Acquired in 1972 by the Capt. Frank Smiths Enterprises, Inc. of Miami Beach, FL and renamed Sea Runner
  • Renamed Blue Seas 16 June 1977
  • Acquired 21 November 1977 by David K. Tuttle of Mayport, FL and renamed Capt. Dave
  • Acquired in 1978 by Capt. Dave, Inc. of Mayport
  • Acquired later in 1978 by the Conch Republic Flamingo Fleet, Inc. of Key West, FL and renamed PT 728
  • Purchased in June 2012 by the Liberty Aviation Museum of Port Clinton, Ohio and will undergo restoration back to its original Vosper design.


  • 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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    As PT-109
    PT-728 278k Gerry McGovern
    PT-728 33k c. 1965
    PT-728 320k c. 1972
    As PT-728
    PT-728 115k Photos courtesy of Rob Iannucci, Fleet Obsolete Russ Padden
    PT-728 109k
    PT-728 166k "Jack"
    PT-728 160k
    PT-728 146k
    PT-728 104k Photos from Facebook Warren Mangan
    PT-728 19k Gerry McGovern
    PT-728 72k 22 June 2012
    Arriving in Medina, NY
    Ron Reeves
    PT-728 54k Newly restored
    Photos from Facebook
    Warren Mangan
    PT-724 107k PT-724 in the background awaiting restoration James Roy

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