USS PT 109
Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Motor torpedo boat|
|Built by||Electric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||17 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||4 Mar 1942|
|Launched||20 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Jul 1942|
|Lost||2 Aug 1943|
|Loss position||8° 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, USNR||2 Aug 1943|
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