Allied Warships

USS PT 239

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 down15 Oct 1942 
Launched21 Nov 1942 
Commissioned30 Apr 1943 
Lost14 Dec 1943 
Loss position7° 42'S, 156° 47'E

Destroyed by fire at Lambu Lambu Cove, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands in position 07º42'S, 156º47'E.


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