Higgins PT Boat Packard V12 Engine

PT Boat Packard One of 3 engines on board. They don't call them fast attack…

PT BOATS - my grandpa spent a LOT of time in WWII on a PT boat delivering mail to the larger ships in the Pacific Theatre

USS running at high speed, during exercises off the U. East Coast with other units of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Five, 12 July USS PT Boats were made in Bayonne, NJ. My Grandfather John Serpe Sr. worked there putting together These boats used in WWII.

PT Boat Info - PT Boat - ELCO 80'

- Motto: "They Were Expendable" was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Interest was revived in May with the discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard.

Lt. John F. Kennedy's PT-59, photographed in an unspecified location near Vella Lavella and Choiseul, played a key role in the diversionary mission at Choiseul Island in early November 1943. (John F. Kennedy Library)

Torpedo Boat commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Out of service: 2 August

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Huckins Boats of Deland built 18 PT Boats in all served in a training role. Elco built more than Higgins

USS PT-32, one of the four PT-20 class motor torpedo boats involved with General Douglas MacArthur's escape from the Philippines, 11 March 1942.

USS PT-32, one of the four PT-20 class motor torpedo boats involved with General Douglas MacArthur's escape from the Philippines, 11 March 1942.

One of 12 remaining patrol torpedo boats from World War II, equipped with two turbocharged diesel engines that provide 1,100hp. It still has its weapons, although they’ve all been deactivated.

Armed with a single and two twin Browning machine gun stations, an aft Oerlikon cannon, four tubes that each housed a Mark VIII torpedo, and two depth charge launchers.

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

Three different PT boat designs offered to the U.S Navy during WWII. A fourth design was offered by The Navy Yard in Philadelphia The Higgins design included both an and design

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Elco PT Boat by Leslie Rogers (Italeri 1/35)

Elco PT Boat by Leslie Rogers (Italeri 1/35)

PT boat interior

In movies, and photos like this, the PT Boat looks small -- they are not. The airport in Port Clinton, OH is restoring a PT boat and gladly shows it to interested folks.

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