PT-109 Wreckage


Neal Conan
*Host, Talk of the Nation

A National Geographic expedition to the South Pacific has found the wreck of PT-109 beneath 1,200 feet of water near the Solomon Islands. PT-109 was under the command of a young John F. Kennedy when it was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer in August 1943. The expedition was led by underwater explorer Robert Ballard. NPR's Neal Conan was also there and speaks to guest host Doug Fabrizio about the expedition's findings.