Allied Warships

USS PT 218

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.) 
Ordered25 Mar 1942 
Laid down7 Sep 1942 
Launched12 Jan 1943 
Commissioned1 Mar 1943 
Lost16 Aug 1944 
Loss position43° 00'N, 6° 43'E

Mined and sunk off southern France in the Gulf of Frejus in position 43º23'N, 06º43'E.


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