US Navy PT Boat Operation - Pacific Theater

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US Navy PT Boat Operation - Pacific Theater

Post by Richard Stone » 01 Dec 2022 23:48

The attached article provides a summary of the US Navy PT Boats operations in the Pacific theater.

The article was printed in the June 1946 edition of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’.
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Re: US Navy PT Boat Operation - Pacific Theater

Post by OpanaPointer » 01 Dec 2022 23:52

PT-109
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Re: US Navy PT Boat Operation - Pacific Theater

Post by Ponury » 04 Dec 2022 19:37

Boat under the command of later US President Kennedy :)

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Post by T. A. Gardner » 05 Dec 2022 06:45

The article is wrong on one thing. No Japanese destroyers or other warships were sunk or seriously damaged by PT boat operations off Guadalcanal.
Kennedy went on to command PT-59 after returning to Tulagi from the loss of PT 109 also. Unlike PT 109, PT 59 was used as a gunboat having 2 40mm guns and a number of machineguns mounted for inshore fire support.

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