Posted by: SJS | September 26, 2020

PT 221 leans in

The bow of PT 221 slices through the water with her crew on deck poised and ready for whatever lay ahead. This stunning photo embodies the velocity, aggressiveness, and battle readiness that was so characteristic of the PTs.

In the stories my father shared with me when I was a young child, he never failed to emphasize the speed and agility of the boats. I remember him using his hands to demonstrate how the 373 would bounce over the water’s surface at full throttle. While he was often busy at the boat’s radio below deck, there were plenty of opportunities for him to be on deck when the 373 gunned those Packard engines and hit top speed.


  1. How wonderful to have your father’s stories told to you with such vigor and animation. Memories of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Jennie. I always appreciate your supportive comments. Keep up your good work! Blessings to you.

      • You’re welcome! Best to you.

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