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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive


105' Aluminum Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 20 October 1949 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 1 February 1951
  • Completed 25 May 1951
  • Reclassified as a Small Boat 1 November 1959
  • Transferred to South Korea in April 1960.
  • Scrapped in 1968.


  • Displacement 102 t.
  • Length 105'
  • Beam 22'"
  • Draft 5' 5"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts, two 20mm mounts, one 81mm mortar and one smoke generator
  • Propulsion: Four 2,500hp Packard W-100 gasoline engines, four shafts (Converted in 1957 to a CODAG arrangement with two 4,000shp Metropolitan Vickers gas turbines driving the inboard shafts and
    two 400bhp Packard diesel engines driving the outboard shafts, four shafts with Controllable Pitch Propellers).

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    PT-812 99k
    PT-812 110k 11 March 1952
    Underway off Hampton Roads, VA
    National Archives photo 80-G-483264 by PH2 R. H. Smith from the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC)SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-812 94k 8 July 1959
    After conversion to gas turbine and diesel engine drive
    U.S. Navy photo 1043350 from the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
    PT-812 146k USAS Report (AGP 289), ex-MSF-289 and PT-812 are moored in a tidal basin in Inchon, Korea. Because of Inchon's 30'+ tides all commercial material was loaded and unloaded inside the tidal basin. Robert N. Cadwalader

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-812
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