Allied Warships

USS PT 172

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.) 
Ordered26 Mar 1942 
Laid down2 Oct 1942 
Launched17 Dec 1942 
Commissioned2 Jan 1943 
Lost7 Sep 1943 
Loss position7° 34'S, 165° 35'E

The American motor torpedo boat USS PT 172 lost on 7 Sep 1943 in position 7° 34'S, 165° 35'E.

History

Damaged by grounding and scuttled off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands in position 07º34'S, 165º35'E.

 

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