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  PT-724 (Endeavor II)
USN
Motor Torpedo Boat
70' Vosper

70' x 20' 8" x 3' 6"



Ship History
Built by Vosper in Annapolis Yacht Yard, Annapolis, Maryland. Laid down July 31, 1945 as as Motor Torpedo Boat 70' Vosper. Launched September 8, 1945. This Motor Torpedo Boat was intended for delivery as part of lend-lease to the Soviet Union (USSR) but was never delivered due to the end of World War II. Completed September 21, 1945. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PT-724. Stricken from the Navy November 28, 1945. Transferred to the War Shipping Administration on July 18, 1947 and sold as war surplus.

Postwar
This boat had several owners over the decades and operated on the east coast of the United States. In 1967 purchased by George H. Martini of Bradenton, FL and used as a private yacht named "Endeavor II".

Today
On July 5, 2012 sold to Liberty Aviation Museum that plans to restore the vessel.

References
At Close Quarters PT Boats in the United States Navy pages 484
Navy Source - PT-724

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020

 

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