PT BOAT 796 (torpedo boat)

Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts

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PT Boat 796, Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts

Photo taken by Marc Belanger in March 2009

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Description 

The best preserved of the three surviving "Higgins" type PT boats, PT 796 represents one of the two major types of PT boats used in combat during the World War II. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 14, 1986

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 1986
Reference number
86000092
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Higgins-type torpedo boat
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1945

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2015: New photos from Marc Belanger

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