Allied Warships

USS PT 283

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.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Feb 1943 
Launched12 Mar 1943 
Commissioned12 Jul 1943 
Lost17 Mar 1944 
Loss position6° 27'S, 155° 08'E

Mistakenly sunk by gunfire from the US destroyer USS Guest off Bougainville, Solomon Islands in position 06º27'S, 155º08'E.


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