Allied Warships

USS PT 173

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.) 
Ordered26 Mar 1942 
Laid down2 Oct 1942 
Launched20 Dec 1942 
Commissioned28 Jan 1943 
Lost23 May 1943 

Lost on board Panamanian-flagged tanker Stanvac Manila when the Japanese submarine I-17 (offsite link) torpedoes the tanker (on which she is being transported) some 100 nm south of Nouméa, New Caledonia in position 23º45'S, 166º30'E.


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