Posted by: SJS | May 11, 2014

Swimming with Hatches

swimming with Hatches

In contrast to the last posting, this photo reflects a cheerful, lighthearted moment from the life of the crew of PT 373. Two sailors are taking a swim with their pet dog (and mascot), “Hatches.” Coming across this photo in the collection shared with me by Mike Nixon, I couldn’t resist a smile. The sailors in the photo are unnamed.

“Hatches” was one of the nicknames of PT 373. It was also known as “Janie.” Every PT boat was given a name by its crew. This pup surely occupied a privileged place among the sailors of the boat.

A very happy Mother’s Day to all.

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