PT-565

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Rank 4 USA
USS Helena Pack
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PT-565
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Description

The Elco 80 ft PT-565 is a rank III American motor torpedo boat with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X" as part of the fleet closed beta test.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull40 mm (wood)
Superstructure15 mm (wood)
Number of section3
Displacement61 t
Crew12 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB103 / 28 km/h
RB73 / 20 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 103 28
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 73 20

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB1 680 → 2 130 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications37 500 Rp icon.png
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Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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New Pumps
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40 mm HE clips
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20 mm HE magazines
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40 mm AP clips
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Rocket Launcher
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Artillery Support
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Armament

Primary armament

Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
Vertical guidance-7° / 88°
Turret37 mm AN-M4 cannon
Ammunition900 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate150 shots/min
Vertical guidance-6° / 30°

The PT-565 gets access to a single 40 mm Bofors guns at the stern of the vessel. This weapon is extremely potent against aircraft due to its accuracy and punching power. Though this weapon fires slower than the 20 mm Oerlikon or 12.7 mm AN/M2, it more than makes up for it due to its hard-hitting 40 mm shells. The 40 mm Bofors is capable of shredding aircraft and small boats from ranges of 2.5 km away, though effectiveness will drop off after that range due to the large bullet drop. The gun fires from 4-round clips that reload continuously, meaning that the weapon is capable of continuous fire. However, note that it will eventually overheat and jam after firing for too long.

Alongside the 40 mm cannon, the PT-565 gets access to a single 37 mm AN-M4 cannon located on the bow. This weapon is an interesting autocannon and fires much slower than the Bofors at the rear. It's also magazine-fed, meaning that it will have to reload after every thirty shots. Despite this, the weapon has great damage-dealing capacity and can be used in conjunction with the 40 mm Bofors cannon to deal with naval targets.

Secondary armament

Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

The PT-565 gets access to a single 20 mm Oerlikon cannon. The 20 mm Oerlikon cannon was the standard light anti-aircraft gun for several nations, including the United States, and replaced the prior AN/M2 Browning machine gun. This weapon is an effective short-range AA gun, and has adequate firing angles due to its awkward position between the AN-M4 and the bridge. The weapon has access to three belts: Default, AP and HE. Of these, the HE belt is by far the most effective against boats and aircraft due to its high explosive mass. As well, the guns fire from a drum magazine that will need to be reloaded. Because of the magazine design, the gun will not jam with continuous fire.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

The PT-565 has access to two dual AN/M2 machine guns for anti-aircraft defence. The AN/M2 is a navalized anti-aircraft version of the popular Browning machine gun. This gun is rather ineffective at dealing significant damage to enemy aircraft, and is only effective within a ~1.5 to 2 km range at most. Also, keep in mind that these guns have a long 12-second reload after the gun’s magazine has been used. Due to the magazine configuration, the gun will not jam with continuous firing.

Additional armament

Setup 14 x 569 mm Mk.13 torpedo
Setup 216 x 127 mm Mk.7 rocket
Setup 34 x 569 mm Mk.13 torpedo
2 x 127 mm Mk.7 rocket
Main articles: Mk.13 (569 mm), Mk.7

The PT-565 gets access to four 569 mm Mk.13 torpedoes for use against larger targets. The Mk.13 torpedoes are generally quite weak, but nevertheless, they can get the job done. The torpedoes have a small explosive mass of 178 kilograms, which means that it may take more than one torpedo to sink any early destroyers the PT-565 faces at its BR. The torpedoes are also quite slow and easy-to-dodge, having a top speed of 56 km/h. As a result, these torpedoes are best used as a close-in weapon against destroyers and cruisers, fired from a range of ~1 to 2 km where they are hard to dodge regardless of the enemy's speed.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

PT-565 was an Elco 80-foot class Motor Torpedo Boat of the United States Navy. It was laid down by the Electric Launch Company (Elco) in Bayonne, NJ, on 28 April 1944. She was launched on 20 September 1944 and completed and commissioned on 8 December 1944.

PT-565 had a length of 80 ft, a beam of 20 ft 8 in, and a draft of 5 ft. The displacement was 56 tons and it was manned by a crew of 17. The ship was powered by three 1,500 shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, turning three shafts; a speed of 41 knots could be achieved. The armament consisted of one 40 mm gun, two twin .50 cal mounts (total of 4 machine guns), and four 21 inch torpedoes.

PT-565 was first assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Thirty-Eight (MTBRon 38), under the command of LCDR Charles A. Mills, Jr., USNR. BTBRon 38 was sent to the Southwest Pacific, arriving at Samar in the Philippines in May through June of 1945. The squadron was based out of Basilan Island, Philippines. The squadron saw little combat, except for August 1945 when the squadron's boats strafed ground targets on Borneo.

PT-565 was placed out of service on 24 October 1945. She was then transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946 and sold. Her fate after the sale is unknown.

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Electric Launch Company (Elco) Ships
Patrol Torpedo Boats (PT) 
77' PT  PT-20 · PT-59
80' PT  PT-103 · PT-109 · PT-174 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565

USA boats
Motor torpedo boats  PT-3 · PT-6 · PT-20 · PT-71 · PT-103 · PT-109 · PT-174
  PT-200 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565 · PT-658 · PT-810 · PT-811
Motor gun boats  PTF-7 · PT-59 · USS Tucumcari
Motor torpedo gun boats  USS Asheville · LCS(L)(3) · USS Candid