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United States Navy PT Boats

Postby Admin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:59 am

These are some of the many photographs of USN PT Boats available from the Naval History and Heritage Command Collections which include several from the European Theatre.
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USS PT 505 Under tow, after she struck a mine off St. Marcouf Island in the English Channel on 7 June 1944. She had settled heavily by the stern, as indicated by the dirty water line on her hull. Note the inscription Portland or Bust on her side. PT 505 was towed back to Portland, England, on 11 June 1944.
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Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, USN, commander of the invasion task force, (under left leg of mast), and Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN, commander, U.S. Naval forces, Europe, (under right leg of mast) en route to Normandy on a PT boat, on 14 June 1944. This boat may be USS PT 199.
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U.S. Navy Elco type PT boat Escorts ships transporting salvage units to Cherbourg, France, circa summer 1944.
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U.S. Navy motor torpedo boats (PT) and U.S. Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats use the waterfront as a temporary base, while operating out of Cherbourg, 30 August 1944. PT boat at left is PT 199.
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USS PT 199 speeds past invasion shipping, carrying Admiral Harold Stark, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe, to the Normandy beachhead for an inspection tour, 14 June 1944. A British hospital ship is in the left distance.
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MTB 263 (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

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