Naval History and Heritage Command

80-G-88183 USS PT-564

Photo #: 80-G-88183  USS PT-564
Title: USS PT-564
Description: Underway during 1943-45. She is armed with two twin .50 caliber machineguns, four Mark XIII torpedoes and a single 20mm gun. This boat, the Higgins Hellcat, was smaller, lighter and faster than regular Higgins and Elco PTs. Though PT-564 ran extensive trials, the design was not selected for production. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-88183
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