WW II Patrol Torpedo Boat. Two of these also were sent across the Triangle and were used during the Ch'kutar War in Passprtal 2. PT boats were a variety of torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the US Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. "PT" is the US hull classification symbol for "Patrol Torpedo". The PT boat squadrons were nicknamed "the mosquito fleet". The Japanese called them "Devil Boats". They displaced up to 300 tons and the top speed was 25 to 27 kn (29 to 31 mph).
PT-109 - Motto: "They Were Expendable" was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II.Run down by Japanese destroyer Amagiri - Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of the PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. Interest was revived in May 2002, with the discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard.
Hong Kong, 1941, la guarnición resiste los ataques nipones desde el 8 de Diciembre hasta el día de Navidad, cuando se decide capitular. Entonces cuatro MTB deciden huir de la isla, consiguiendo su objetivo pese a tener que sortear los proyectiles de un crucero nipón. Sin autonomía suficiente para poder llegar a Singapur, se desembarca en la costa china hundiéndose las lanchas para evitar que pudiesen caer en manos enemigas. Cortesía de Giuseppe Rava. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro