Allied Warships

USS PT 206

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 down11 Jul 1942 
Launched16 Oct 1942 
Commissioned30 Jan 1943 
End service 1944 

Transferred to the Royal Navy in 1944 being renamed MGB 177.

Career notesTo Britain as MGB 177

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Notable events involving PT 206 include:

9 May 1943
USS PT 206 sank the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Vanna Galleano (419 GRT) off the Skerkibank in the central Mediterranean.

22 Oct 1943
The US motor torpedo boats USS PT 206, USS PT 212 and USS PT 216 torpedo and sink the German auxiliary minelayer Juminda (742 GRT, former Italian Elbano Gasperi) 2 nautical miles west of San Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy in position 42°27'N, 11°05'E.

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