USS PT 346
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||6 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||13 Mar 1943|
|Launched||21 May 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jun 1943|
|Lost||29 Apr 1944|
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.
Commands listed for USS PT 346
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|James Reber Burk, USNR||29 Apr 1944 (+)|
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