Allied Warships

USS PT 493

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.) 
Ordered27 Apr 1943 
Laid down17 Aug 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned6 Dec 1943 
Lost25 Oct 1944 
Loss position10.15N, 125.23E
History

Sunk by Japanese gunfire during the Battle of Surigao Strait in position 10º15'N, 125º23'E.

 

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