Built by Electric Boat Company (Elco) in Bayonne, NJ. Laid down July 27, 1943. Launched October 16, 1943. Completed November 25, 1943 and placed into United States Navy service on December 2, 1943. Assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 4 (MTBS-4) under the command of captain Lt. Comdr. Francis D. Tappaan, USNR.
Assigned to MTB Squadrons Training Center, Melville, RI and used for PT Boat crew training.
Placed out of service on January 6, 1946. On August 27, 1946 reclassified as a small boat, C105335. Sold to Otto F. Stocker and named "Sightseer" based at Ottens Harbor at Wildwood, NJ. During 1978, sold to Charles Schumann. Next, sold to Ron Sinn, who worked to restore the the vessel with replica torpedo tubes and "109" [PT-109] painted on the bow and bridge and stern and "Bayonne, NJ".
During 2012 stored on land and sold to Robert Iannucci / Fleet Obsolete. On July 14-25, 2012 transported by truck to Kingston, NY. Stored outdoors at Fleet Obsolete.
At Close Quarters PT Boats in the United States Navy page 455
Navy Source - C105335 / PT-486 (photos)
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August 18, 2018