PT-Boat

“At the time of turning, PT 109 was seen to collide with the warship, followed by an explosion and a large flame with died down a little, but continued to burn for 10 or 15 minutes.  The warship when it was about 3000 yards away headed toward them at high speed.  The PT 169 stopped just before the warship hit PT 109, turned toward it and fired two torpedoes when abeam at 150 yards range.  The destroyer straddled the PT 169 with shell fire, just after its collision with PT 109, and then circled left toward Gizo Island at increased speed and disappeared.”

Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943

On August 2, 1943, while on patrol in the Solomon Islands, PT 109, with Lt. (jg) Jack Kennedy in command, was sunk after being rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri.

…Personnel aboard the PT 162 saw 2 raked stacks, and at least 2 turrets aft, and possibly a third turret. At the time of turning, PT 109 was seen to collide with the warship, followed by an explosion and a large flame which died down a little, but continued to burn for 10 to 15 minutes…
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Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943

On August 2, 1943, while on patrol in the Solomon Islands, PT-109, with Lt. (jg) Jack Kennedy in command, was sunk after being rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri.

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Restored cars those are nice, airplanes not to shabby but a PT Boat cruising up to the local yacht club will defiantly grab some attention. With only a dozen left this one built in 1945 is the only one licensed by the Coast Guard to carry passengers. She’s armed to the teeth though none of the weapons work I am sure they’ll make someone do a double take. With speeds of almost 50 MPH the nimble PT Boat is all yours for only $1,000,000.00!