Allied Warships

USS PT 118

Motor torpedo boat of the ELCO 80' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassELCO 80' 
Pennant 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jan 1942 
Laid down14 Apr 1942 
Launched18 Jul 1942 
Commissioned6 Aug 1942 
Lost7 Sep 1943 
Loss position7° 34'S, 165° 35'E

The American motor torpedo boat USS PT 118 lost on 7 Sep 1943 in position 7° 34'S, 165° 35'E.

History

Damaged by grounding and scuttled to prevent capture off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands in position 07º34'S, 165º35'E.

 

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