USS PT 173
Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Motor torpedo boat|
|Built by||Electric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||26 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1942|
|Launched||20 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Jan 1943|
|Lost||23 May 1943|
Lost on board Panamanian-flagged tanker Stanvac Manila when the Japanese submarine I-17 (offsite link) torpedoes the tanker (on which she is being transported) some 100 nm south of Nouméa, New Caledonia in position 23º45'S, 166º30'E.
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