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PT boat

[¦pē′tē ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
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The PT boat was stealthily drifting along to keep the wake and noise to a minimum to avoid enemy detection when around 0200 with Kennedy at the helm, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri traveling at 40 knots cut PT 109 in two in just 10 seconds, according to NHHC documents.
You're a 23-year-old PT boat skipper when World War II ends.
Sailors who manned these tiny warships in nearly every World War II theater: the Atlantic, the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific, the Aleutians and the Philippines," said Harry Weidmaier, a former Navy Reserve captain and president of Save the PT Boat, Inc.
Wood was used in everything from PT boats and minesweepers to gliders and airplane propellers, and the Japanese were eventually to surrender on the wood-planked decks of the battleship Missouri.
Ibo Takahashi's Third Fleet during the conquest of the Philippines (December 1941-May 1942), the capture of Balikpapan, Borneo (January 1942), and the battle of the Java Sea (February 27); as commander of Cruiser Division 7 (June), he took part in the naval campaign around Guadalcanal, notably leading the cruiser bombardment of American positions on the island itself (night November 12-13); promoted to vice admiral (1943); he commanded C Force, or Southern Force, in an effort to reach the American shipping in Leyte Gulf through Surigao Strait as part of the SHO plan (October 1944); encountered heavy naval resistance, first from American PT boats and destroyers, and then from the six elderly but skillfully positioned battleships of Adm.
Jere, who has been assigned to PT boats but hopes to climb his way to importance, was a baby the last time he and Rock were together, and he radiates contempt for both Rock and the navy.
Navy and served as a gunners mate second class on PT boats during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
The carnage escalated dramatically in 1964 when Johnson launched American bombers in retaliation for an alleged attack by North Vietnamese PT boats on American ships in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Louisville (CA-28) (January 1944); in that capacity he took part in naval operations against the Marshalls (January-February), Truk (February 17-18), the Marianas (June-August), Peleliu (September), and the Leyte Gulf landings in the Philippines (October); placed in command of Seventh Fleet's Fire Support Force of six old battleships, three heavy and five light cruisers, over twenty destroyers, and nearly forty PT boats; opposed a Japanese attack through Surigao Strait against U.S.
FDR witnessed for himself the new factories constructed by Henry Kaiser and others and saw new technologies: Liberty ships, PT boats, B-24s, and more.
We watched from a distance as PT boats and P-38 planes attacked the island but did very little damage.