Wednesday, October 12, 2011


  • Launched 18 September 1943

  • Completed 30 October 1943 and placed in service with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWENTY NINE (PTRon 29) under the command of Comdr. S. Stephen Daunis, USN

  • PTRon 29, assigned to the Mediterranean, based at Calvi, Corsica, and Leghorn, Italy, and had action along the northwest coast of Italy and southern coast of France, operating under the British Coastal Forces

  • This photo of PT-557 was taken on the Hudson River heading up to Detroit after the war had ended. Volunteers took the PT-Boats to Detroit for display for 2 weeks, then they were brought back through the locks and ended up at the Brooklyn Navy yard. On the way back they were ordered to go slower as ,when they went up the Hudson at speed their wakes swamped and damaged several docks along the shore. I suppose 7 PT Boats doing 40 knots could do that......

    1. Il a l'air de pousser le bateau ! Ils ont du se faire plaisir les gars à bord.

    2. 46 mph soit environ 74 kmh.....structure en bois ...pas mal

    3. You must have read my mind Patrick as i was all set to do a PT Boat posting as well. Need the MTB t shirts, quick hurry up and make them.

    4. OK GUYS!!
      As a matter of fact the shirts arrived yesterday and i dropper them at the work shop today.the first 2 designs will be Felix VF 3 and the CB Allstars.

      im a little short with dinero right now,so the first run will be of 25 pieces
      10M,10L [for these sizes 5 of each designs] and the 5 XL with Felix only.... they should be around 20$ i need to work this out with the shop.
      i'll do a special post on RIVETED with all the measurements


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