Allied Warships

USS Oahu (PR-6)

River gunboat of the Panay class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
Built byKiangnan Dock and Engineering Works (Shanghai, China) 
Laid down18 Dec 1926 
Launched26 Nov 1927 
Commissioned20 Oct 1928 
Lost6 May 1942 
Loss position14° 23'N, 120° 35'E

USS Oahu (Lt.Cdr. Douglas Elwin Smith) was scuttled to prevent her capture by the enemy off Corregidor, Philippines in position 14º23'N, 120º35'E.


Commands listed for USS Oahu (PR-6)

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1Lt.Cdr. Douglas Elwin Smith, USNApr 19405 May 1942

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