“British pilot rescued after Pacific action. June 1945, on board a carrier of the British Pacific Fleet operating against the Japanese. A British naval pilot who was shot down close inshore was rescued by a Supermarine Walrus amphibian aircraft which landed under the guns of Japanese coastal batteries, picked up the Avenger pilot and returned him to the deck of the carrier.”
in 1917 Herreshoff in Bristol Rhode Island built 9 of these patrol boats for Naval Reserve volunteers. They were ordered and paid for by members of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. Each boat cost 19,000 dollars.
“HMS MTB-263 (British Motor Torpedo Boat, 1940, ex-USS PT-14) Ready for delivery to The Royal Navy, circa Mid-1941. She has been modified to British specifications, with R.N. Type 21" Torpedo Tubes, a 20mm machine cannon and other changes.”