American PT Boats in World War II by Victor Chun

By Victor Chun

An illustrated examine of the improvement, building, strategies strive against activities of PT boats, many drawings, diagrams, plans, profiles pictures.

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Lubricating Oil: 30 gallons. Fresh Provisions: Four days rations for nine men and two officers. " Smoke Screen Generator: Mark 3, capacity 32 gallon FS. mixture. Fresh Water: 200 gallons. (i) (j) Fuel: 3,000 gallons high octane gasoline. Lubricating Oil: 30 gallons. P. signal light, 8 inch searchlight, TCS voice radio set, range about 75 miles. (m) Radio Direction Finder: One R. D. F set per boat. (n) Machinery: Main engines - three 1,200 hp Packard 4-M2500. Generator -two II2-kw water cooled generator.

Courtesy of the nited States avy. PT 523 rescued Ens. Crandell at Leyte. Onrhe evening oJOctober 27, 1944, PT 523 lVas on patmlnorth oJLeyte in a heavy rain. Four Japanese planes bombed and straJed the boar. Eight men aboard lVere killed, three officers, six men and a lVar correspondell/ lVere 1V0unded. Courtesy of the nited States avy. CrelV oj PT 330 at 5ubic Bay, March, 1945. PT boar base ar Mindoro, Philippines. Courtesy of the PT BOal Museum. of Reeks. 58 59 ourtesy American PT Boats in World War II Chapter 9: The Philippines (return) "FebruQ/Y, 1945, we had been on patrol in Manila Bay the night before, and we stayed umil daylight.

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