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78' Higgins Boat
78' x 20' 8" x 4'
1 x 40mm gun
4 x 21" torpedoes
2 x Twin 50 cal MG
1 x 37mm gun
8 x depth carges
2 x 20mm
Later assigned to the US Navy Operational Development Force and Naval Ship Research Development Laboratory in Panama City, Florida, where she performed high-speed towing work to develop specialized equipment for river warfare operations.
Prior to Kennedy’s inauguration, PT-796 was painted with the hull number “109” to represent PT-109 and was towed as a float in President Kennedy's inauguration parade on January 20, 1961 in Washington, DC. Also participating was USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. DD-850.
PT-796 remained in use until decommissioned on July 7, 1970. Acquired by PT Boats, Inc. / J.M. “Boats” Newberry. Stored in a cradle in Memphis, Tennessee, for several years then restored by PT Boats, Inc.
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