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|PT Boat PT-564 being tested in the Gulf of Mexico, 1944. Note the Mark XIII aerial torpedoes on the deck. The smaller, lighter, faster PT-564 design was not put into production.||The helm of PT-295, a Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boat, 1944. Note the mast in the lowered position, two twin Browning .50 caliber machine gun mounts, and a 20mm Oerlikon gun forward.||Overhead view of PT-515, an Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 35, making a dash across Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, United States as the squadron moved from Rhode Island to Florida, 11 Apr 1944.||PT-204, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15 (MTBRon 15) in Bastia harbor, Corsica, France, May 1944.|
|PT-211, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15 (MTBRon 15) in Bastia harbor, Corsica, France, May 1944. Note the raised rocket launcher rails on the foredeck.||Higgins 78-foot torpedo boat PT-73 in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, 12 May 1944.||Higgins 78-foot torpedo boat PT-74 in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, 12 May 1944.||Higgins 78-foot torpedo boat PT-75 in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, 12 May 1944.|
|US Sailor removing the securing lines before launching a Mark XIII aerial torpedo from PT Boat operating from the Subchaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, United States, 1944.||PT-396, an American built British Vosper design 70-foot motor torpedo boat during builder trials off New York, Aug 1944. Note that the censors scratched out the radar atop the mast.||US Navy PT-199, a 78-foot Higgins motor torpedo boat, tied up with US Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats along the waterfront at Cherbourg, France, 30 Aug 1944.||Sketch of an 80-foot PT-Boat in the set up used for Mediterranean service; note the fewer guns, aft positioning of the torpedoes, and the lack of rocket launchers or depth charge racks compared to Pacific boats.|
|Elco 80-foot PT-523 alongside escort carrier USS Manila Bay returning downed pilot and aircrewman east of Leyte Gulf, 22 Oct 1944. Note the aircraft style National insignia on top of the chart house.||General Douglas MacArthur traveling by PT-Boat across Leyte Gulf off Tacloban, Philippines aboard PT-525, an Elco 80-foot PT-Boat of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 36 (PTRon-36), 24 Oct 1944.||PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.||PT-321, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), picking up Japanese survivors in Surigao Strait, Philippines, 25 Oct 1944|
|PT-370 of MTB Squadron 18 on patrol in the Philippines, circa Nov 1944. PT-370 was a 70-foot Canadian boat and only four such boats were built. All four were outfitted as Elco 80s despite being 10 feet shorter.||PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name â€śPurple Shaftâ€ť just below the windscreen.||Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-122 traveling at speed, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes in their racks have replaced the heavy steel torpedo tubes allowing for Bofors 40mm gun aft and 37mm cannon forward.||Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-130 at cruising speed as seen from PT-143, 1944-45. Note Mark XIII aerial torpedoes, Bofors 40mm gun aft, and 37mm cannon forward on PT-130 and Oerlikon 20mm gun in foreground.|
79 items in this album on 4 pages.