Allied Warships

USS PT 347

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.) 
Ordered6 Aug 1942 
Laid down17 Mar 1943 
Launched26 May 1943 
Commissioned15 Jun 1943 
Lost29 Apr 1944 

Accidentally sunk by US aircraft off Cape Lambert, Bismarck Archipelago in position 04º13'S, 151º27'E.2 of the crew were killed and 13 survived though 3 were wounded which included the Commanding officer Williams


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Robert Jewell Williams, USN29 Apr 1944

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