“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.”
Two Israeli PT boats cruise through the Gulf of Aqaba towards the Straits of Tiran. The closure of the Straits to Israeli shipping was taken as an act of war by Israel, and one of the largest factors leading to the Six Days War.
…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…
The Thunderbolt Quad Mount. Developed in 1942 for the US Navy to enhance the firepower of the 20mm Oerlikon auto-cannon. The mount featured four 20mm auto-cannons and two 50 caliber machine guns. The mount was placed into service on three battleships and on a few PT boats.
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!