US Navy PT Boats in WW2;;;;;REMEMBER a small, fast craft will always win... Disregard at your own peril.

US Navy PT Boats in WW2;;;;;REMEMBER a small, fast craft will always win... Disregard at your own peril.

PT Boat Torpedo Rack | Mark VIII torpedoes from tubes

PT Boat Torpedo Rack | Mark VIII torpedoes from tubes

PT Boat Forum | PT boat with visible HE-T-SD in loader assembly

PT Boat Forum | PT boat with visible HE-T-SD in loader assembly

The U.S. Navy motor torpedo boat PT-131 (foreground) and other ELCO type PT boats preparing for the Battle of Surigao Strait, about 24 October 1944. Note the Mark XIII torpedos, rockets, mortar (atop PT-131's forward deckhouse), 20 mm machine cannon and 12.7 mm caliber machine guns carried by these PT boats. Date circa 24 October 1944

The U.S. Navy motor torpedo boat PT-131 (foreground) and other ELCO type PT boats preparing for the Battle of Surigao Strait, about 24 October 1944. Note the Mark XIII torpedos, rockets, mortar (atop PT-131's forward deckhouse), 20 mm machine cannon and 12.7 mm caliber machine guns carried by these PT boats. Date circa 24 October 1944

WW II Patrol Torpedo Boat.  Two of these also were sent across the Triangle and were used during the Ch'kutar War in Passprtal 2. PT boats were a variety of torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the US Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. "PT" is the US hull classification symbol for "Patrol Torpedo". The PT boat squadrons were nicknamed "the mosquito fleet". The Japanese called them "Devil Boats". They displaced up to 300 tons and the top speed was 25 to 27 kn (29 to 31…

WW II Patrol Torpedo Boat. Two of these also were sent across the Triangle and were used during the Ch'kutar War in Passprtal 2. PT boats were a variety of torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the US Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. "PT" is the US hull classification symbol for "Patrol Torpedo". The PT boat squadrons were nicknamed "the mosquito fleet". The Japanese called them "Devil Boats". They displaced up to 300 tons and the top speed was 25 to 27 kn (29 to 31…

PT Boat Info - PT Boat - ELCO 80'

PT Boat Info - PT Boat - ELCO 80'

John F. Kennedy. WWII. Commanded a PT boat. Earned Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism in the PT-109 Incident.

John F. Kennedy. WWII. Commanded a PT boat. Earned Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism in the PT-109 Incident.

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