Allied Warships

USS PT 346

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 80' 
Pennant 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Aug 1942 
Laid down13 Mar 1943 
Launched21 May 1943 
Commissioned10 Jun 1943 
Lost29 Apr 1944 
History

Accidentally sunk by US aircraft off Cape Lambert, Bismarck Archipelago in position 04º13'S, 151º27'E.9 of the crew were killed which include the Commanding officer Burk and the Observer Lt Colonel Joseph B, Pettit USA.11 survived the sinking though 9 were wounded which include the Commanding officer of MTBSQ25 James P,Thompson USNR and the observer Lt Eric Mervyn Howitt RANVR.

 

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James Reber Burk, USNR29 Apr 1944 (+)

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