Allied Warships

USS PT 796

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.) 
Ordered30 Jan 1945 
Laid down3 May 1945 
Launched23 Jun 1945 
Commissioned26 Oct 1945 
End service 


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Notable events involving PT 796 include:

14 Aug 1975
PT 796 was dedicated and placed on display at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts, alongside the USS Massachusetts (BB 59). The restored PT Boat is officially listed as a National Historic Landmark. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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