Posted by: SJS | August 14, 2017

Banking hard to port in a wide sea

In this excellent photo from PT Boats, Inc., PT 622 moves sharply to the port side as it churns up a beautiful wake.

My father’s descriptions of his PT days always took on an added measure of energy and excitement when he spoke of his boat going full throttle in the open waters of the South Pacific.  The sense of freedom and exhilaration he felt in those days always came through so powerfully as he spoke.

In this aerial view, the full power and elegant lines of a PT boat are on vivid display.  And what a sight it must have been to behold from the air!


Responses

  1. They were impressive. I was surprised no one picked up on that after the war for private use.

    • Some were sold to Russia and many were deliberately destroyed. I was so shocked to learn about that.

      • Ditto!

  2. Wow!

    • Yes, they were really amazing. Thanks for your continued support.

      • You are welcome.

  3. This photo really conveys how different PT boats were in terms of their speed and maneuverability.

    • Very true–thanks Dudley.


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