USS PT 247
Motor torpedo boat of the Higgins 78' class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Motor torpedo boat|
|Built by||Higgins Industies (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||4 Nov 1942|
|Launched||8 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||25 May 1943|
|Lost||5 May 1944|
|Loss position||6° 38'S, 156° 01'E|
The American motor torpedo boat USS PT 247 lost on 5 May 1944 in position 6° 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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