Posted by: SJS | January 15, 2023

“Little Poison” in Squadron (RON) 15

My thanks to fellow PT Splinter, William Bothe, for sharing this photo of PT 210, nicknamed “Little Poison” with a Facebook PT group to which we both belong. His father served aboard this boat which was in Squadron (RON) 15, the first unit that my father was assigned to in the Mediterranean in 1944.

Based on my research, I believe that Red Stahley was assigned to the base radio station when he was part of RON 15. I continue to scour the records and manifest lists for the boats in that squadron but I have yet to find his name attached to any specific boat during his time in the Mediterranean.

I love the name given to the 210 by her crew–“Little Poison.” How perfect for a PT boat!


  1. Have great it is that you have another piece to the puzzle, eh?

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