Allied Warships

USS PT 109

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 80' 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jan 1942 
Laid down4 Mar 1942 
Launched20 Jun 1942 
Commissioned10 Jul 1942 
Lost2 Aug 1943 
Loss position8° 03'S, 156° 58'E

USS PT-109 (Lt. John Fitzgerald Kennedy,USNR) later to become President of the United States) was rammed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri (offsite link) in Blackett Strait, Solomon Islands in position 08º03'S, 156º58'E.


Commands listed for USS PT 109

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, USNR2 Aug 1943

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