Posted by: SJS | February 7, 2019

Engine Casualties – intense training at Melville Training Center


In an intense training session, two enlisted men get schooled on all the things than can go wrong in the Packard engines that powered the PT boats.  Like all the sailors going through the rigorous classes at Melville, Rhode Island (aka The Annapolis of the PT Boats)  Red Stahley spent time in courses like the one captured in this photo.  Familiarity with every aspect of the inner workings of a PT boat was what made these sailors so versatile and so well equipped for the challenges they awaited them whether in the frigid waters of the Aleutian Islands or the steaming jungles of the South Pacific.

This picture from the vast archives of PT Boats, Inc. is attributed to a photographer named Featherling.

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