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Why the Navy doesn’t use these small boats with a big punch
Back in World War II, patrol torpedo, or PT, boats were the scourge of the Japanese Navy. These vessels were measured in feet.
How this patrolman engaged 50 enemy troops with a single M60 will make you proud
On Aug. 2, 1969, David Larson was serving as a gunner’s mate on a patrol boat as it steered up the Saigon River. His actions were heroic.
Pound for pound, these were the deadliest boats of World War II
Pound for pound, the deadliest boats of World War II weren’t the carriers or the legendary battleships. They were something smaller.
Here is the story behind John F. Kennedy’s Purple Heart
John F. Kennedy was born into privilege, graduated from Harvard, and did not have to fight in World War II, but he did — he insisted. Related:
The iconic PBR was based on a recreational boat and powered by Jacuzzi jets
Picture the brown-water Navy of the Vietnam War and you probably picture Martin Sheen as Capt. Willard floating upriver on a PBR to “terminate Col. Kurtz’s command…with extreme prejudice.” The Patrol Boat, River was a small rigid-hulled patrol …
What happens if a PT boat took on a Littoral Combat Ship
The littoral combat ship was intended to carry out a wide variety of missions for the United States Navy in the 21st century. From mine-countermeasures to coastal anti-submarine warfare to combating small and fast enemy surface craft, these vessels …