Allied Warships

USS PT 68

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 77' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 77' 
Pennant 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Apr 1941 
Laid down27 Aug 1941 
Launched13 Nov 1941 
Commissioned13 Jan 1942 
Lost30 Sep 1943 
Loss position5° 56'S, 147° 18'E

The American motor torpedo boat USS PT 68 lost on 30 Sep 1943 in position 5° 56'S, 147° 18'E.

History

Grounded and sunk off Vincke Point, Huon Peninsula, eastern New Guinea in position 05º56'S, 147º18'E.

 

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