Allied Warships

USS PT 509

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 80' 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered27 Apr 1943 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched29 Dec 1943 
Commissioned25 Jan 1944 
Lost9 Aug 1944 
Loss position49° 11'N, 2° 15'W

USS PT 509 (Lt. H.M. Crist, USNR) was sunk by gunfire and ramming from a German minesweeper off Jersey, English Channel in position 49º11'N, 02º15'W.


Commands listed for USS PT 509

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1Ens. Harry Mohr Crist, USNR???9 Aug 1944 (+)

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