Allied Warships

USS PT 247

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 down4 Nov 1942 
Launched8 Jan 1943 
Commissioned25 May 1943 
Lost5 May 1944 
Loss position6° 38'S, 156° 01'E

Sunk of the southeastern coast of Bougainville in position 06º38'S, 156º01'E by gunfire from Japanese barges and Japanese coastal batteries.


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