Allied Warships


Motor torpedo boat of the Higgins 78' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassHiggins 78' 
Built byHiggins Industies (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered19 Nov 1941 
Laid down29 Apr 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned7 Dec 1942 
End service15 Feb 1943 

Transferred to the Soviet Union on 15 February 1943 being renamed RPT 1.
Sunk on 28 February 1943 while on passage to Great Britain aboard the American merchant vessel Wade Hampton.
The Wade Hampton was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 59.49N, 34.43W by the German submarine U-405.

Career notesTo the Soviet Union as RPT 1

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