Posted by: SJS | January 27, 2022

Iconic PT photo

Full speed ahead

PT 105 accelerates across the water’s surface in this widely shared black and white photo that captures the sleek elegance of the boats that made up the Navy’s Mosquito Fleet in WWII. While I love the color photos of the PTs, the stark beauty of this iconic photograph brilliantly captures the swiftness and clean lines of the boat as it glides powerfully and nimbly across the water.

With its bow raised above the surface, a gunner poised in the stern with his weapon aimed skyward, and the trailing plume of water generated by the boat’s churning Packard engines, PT 105 is all business and ready for whatever lay ahead.

Photos like this one speak volumes about the legacy of the PTs and I just can’t get enough!

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