Allied Warships

USS PT 251

Motor torpedo boat of the Higgins 78' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassHiggins 78' 
Built byHiggins Industies (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Mar 1942 
Laid down12 Nov 1942 
Launched15 Jan 1943 
Commissioned31 May 1943 
Lost26 Feb 1944 
Loss position6° 30'S, 155° 10'E

Grounded in the Empress Augusta Bay, Solomon Islands and sunk by Japanese shore batteries in position 06º30'S, 155º10'E.


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