Allied Warships

USS PT 279

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.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Apr 1943 
Commissioned28 Jun 1943 
Lost11 Feb 1944 
Loss position5° 30'S, 154° 15'E

Sunk in a collision with USS PT 282 off Bougainville, Solomon Islands in position 05º30'S, 154º15'E.


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