Allied Warships

USS PT 44

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 77' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 77' 
Pennant 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Sep 1940 
Laid down17 May 1941 
Launched18 Jul 1941 
Commissioned30 Jul 1941 
Lost12 Dec 1942 
Loss position9° 10'S, 159° 45'E
History

Sunk by gunfire from the Japanese destroyers Kawakaze and Suzukaze (both offsite links) off Savo Island in position 09º10'S, 159º45'E.

 

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