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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hump Day Treat: "PT Boats"





 You might also be interested in At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy
by Captain Robert J. Bulkley, Jr.,USNR (Retired) (1962)

4 comments:

  1. Whitehall8:36 PM

    I second the recommendation for "At Close Quarters." Not so much a rah rah war story, but a professional naval officer looked at the design, production, logistics, staffing, tactics, and campaigns of PT boats in WWII.

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  2. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Thanks Mark! Though an P-3 airdale, my first love was PT boats. Have the Lindberg "PT 109" model; souped it up two direct electric drives that make it plane and ride like the real thing. Radio control, of course. But I had never seen these Elco videos, and all the pics. Also listen to you and Phib when I can on Sundays. Thanks for all you do! Steve Heffernan / sodakheff@yahoo.com

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  3. Really enjoyed the videos. I live a quarter mile from Huckins Boatyard, where they still build the descendants of their own PT boats (Fairform Flyers).
    href=http://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=Huckins-PT-Boat

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  4. I was privileged to work as the Marine in INSURV under the late legendary John D. Bulkeley, a sailor's sailor. Fascinating to hear him talk about his exploits in the Phillipines and elsewhere during WW II.

    TC

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