Allied Warships

USS PT 617

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.) 
Ordered23 Mar 1944 
Laid down29 Mar 1945 
Launched28 Jul 1945 
Commissioned21 Sep 1945 
End service 
HistorySold on 23 October 1947.


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Notable events involving PT 617 include:

After five years of restoration work by the national organization of PT veterans, PT Boats, Inc., the vessels was placed on display at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts, alongside USS Massachusetts (BB 59). PT 617 holds the official title as a National Historic Landmark. (1)


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