Allied Warships

USS PT 43

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 down14 May 1941 
Launched16 Jul 1941 
Commissioned26 Jul 1941 
Lost11 Jan 1943 
Loss position9° 15'S, 159° 42'E

The American motor torpedo boat USS PT 43 lost on 11 Jan 1943 in position 9° 15'S, 159° 42'E.

History

Heavy damaged by Japanese naval gunfire off Guadalcanal in position 09º15'S, 159º42'E and scuttled.

 

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