Elco 80 ft PT-565
- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armament
- 4 Usage in battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
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.
Survivability and armour
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Modifications and economy
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An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control
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Many ships are armed with torpedo launchers, and for some vessels such as boats, torpedoes are an extremely important means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc.
Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can be an unexpected surprise for an opponent. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.
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Usage in battles
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|I||Dry-Docking||Tool Set||40 mm HE clips||20 mm HE||Anti-Air Armament Targeting|
|II||Rudder Replacement||Fire Protection System||Smokescreen||40 mm AP clips||20 mm AP||Auxiliary Armament Targeting|
|III||Propeller Replacement||Rocket Launcher||Primary Armament Targeting|
|IV||Engine Maintenance||New Pumps||Artillery Support|
Pros and cons
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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|
|Motor Torpedo Boats (PT)|
|77' PT||Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Elco 77 ft PT-59|
|80' PT||Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Elco 80 ft PT-556 · Elco 80 ft PT-565|
|Motor torpedo boats||58 ft PT-3 · 89 ft PT-810 · 94 ft PT-811 · Elco 77 ft PT-20 · Elco 80 ft PT-103 · Elco 80 ft PT-109 · Elco 80 ft PT-314 · Elco 80 ft PT-556|
|Elco 80 ft PT-565 · Higgins 78 ft PT-200 · Higgins 78 ft PT-71 · Higgins 81 ft PT-6|
|Motor gun boats||80 ft Nasty · Elco 77 ft PT-59 · PGH-2|
|Motor torpedo gun boats||Asheville (PGM-84) · LCS(L)(3)|