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November 5, 1943
Operating from the newly established Torokina PT Boat Base.
During the afternoon of November 5, 1943 PT-167 commanded by Ens Theodore Berlin departed Torokina PT Boat Base on an escort mission of LCI 70 and LCT 68 to the Treasury Islands.
After the attack, it was discovered a torpedo had passed through the bow of PT-167 without exploding, ripping a hole above the water line, and leaving a fin and rudder from the torpedo embedded in the hull. LCI had also been hit, and that torpedo entered the engine room and injured two crew but also failed to explode. Afterwards, the damaged ship was towed and repaired. Reportedly, Radio Tokyo claimed hits on two carriers off Bougainville.
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