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A US Navy PT Boat underway immediately off Midway Atoll, circa 1942PT boats conducting training operations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, United States, circa 1941-1945Hornet at Pearl Harbor, escorted by PT-28 and PT-29, 30 Apr 1942Broadside view of the Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-117 during trials off New York harbor, New York, United States, 1942.
A US Navy PT Boat underway immediately off Midway Atoll, circa 1942PT boats conducting training operations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, United States, circa 1941-1945Hornet at Pearl Harbor, escorted by PT-28 and PT-29, 30 Apr 1942Broadside view of the Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-117 during trials off New York harbor, New York, United States, 1942.
Combat training exercises aboard PT-107, an 80-foor Elco torpedo boat, circa 1942. Note twin Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns and sailor astride Mk 6 depth charge.Lieutenant Commander John Bulkeley, United States Navy, at the helm of motor torpedo boat PT-64, a 77-foot Elco boat, Melville, Rhode Island, United States, circa 1942.PT-170, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 10 (MTBRon 10), painted in “zebra” pattern designed to thwart enemy optical range finding, 1942. Photo 1 of 2PT-170, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 10 (MTBRon 10), painted in “zebra” pattern designed to thwart enemy optical range finding, 1942. Photo 2 of 2
Combat training exercises aboard PT-107, an 80-foor Elco torpedo boat, circa 1942. Note twin Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns and sailor astride Mk 6 depth charge.Lieutenant Commander John Bulkeley, United States Navy, at the helm of motor torpedo boat PT-64, a 77-foot Elco boat, Melville, Rhode Island, United States, circa 1942.PT-170, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 10 (MTBRon 10), painted in “zebra” pattern designed to thwart enemy optical range finding, 1942. Photo 1 of 2PT-170, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 10 (MTBRon 10), painted in “zebra” pattern designed to thwart enemy optical range finding, 1942. Photo 2 of 2
PT-95, a Huckins 78-foot motor torpedo boat, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, Jul 1942. Note how lightly armed this boat is compared to later boats in the forward areas.PT-105 and two other torpedo boats of US Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Five running at high speed during exercises off the US east coast, 12 Jul 1942PT-109 stowed on board the Liberty Ship Joseph Stanton for transportation to the Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2PT-109 stowed on board the Liberty Ship Joseph Stanton for transportation to the Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 2
PT-95, a Huckins 78-foot motor torpedo boat, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, Jul 1942. Note how lightly armed this boat is compared to later boats in the forward areas.PT-105 and two other torpedo boats of US Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Five running at high speed during exercises off the US east coast, 12 Jul 1942PT-109 stowed on board the Liberty Ship Joseph Stanton for transportation to the Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2PT-109 stowed on board the Liberty Ship Joseph Stanton for transportation to the Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 2
Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.A Mark XIII aerial torpedo being launched from a PT Boat by simply dropping it over the side during tests in the Rendova area of the Solomon Islands, 1943.A PT boat patrolled off New Guinea, 1943Lieutenant John F. Kennedy (far right) and other crew members of PT-109, 1943
Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.A Mark XIII aerial torpedo being launched from a PT Boat by simply dropping it over the side during tests in the Rendova area of the Solomon Islands, 1943.A PT boat patrolled off New Guinea, 1943Lieutenant John F. Kennedy (far right) and other crew members of PT-109, 1943
PT-114 and other PT Boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 6 (MTBRon 6) on patrol in the Solomon Islands or the New Guinea area, 1942-43. Note twin Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in foreground.PT-208, a Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boat in zebra paint, receiving three new Packard W-14 M2500 replacement engines at Bizerte, Tunisia, 1943. Note the raised rocket launcher rails on the bow.Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 1 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 2 of 6
PT-114 and other PT Boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 6 (MTBRon 6) on patrol in the Solomon Islands or the New Guinea area, 1942-43. Note twin Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in foreground.PT-208, a Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boat in zebra paint, receiving three new Packard W-14 M2500 replacement engines at Bizerte, Tunisia, 1943. Note the raised rocket launcher rails on the bow.Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 1 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 2 of 6

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