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  Science Fair Projects - PT boat
A PT boat was a motor torpedo boat (hull classification symbol "PT"), a small, fast vessel used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships.
The most famous of these torpedo boats, PT-109, commanded by future United States President John F. Kennedy, was one of the hundreds of members of the PT-103 class completed between 1942 and 1945 by Elco Naval Division of Electric Boat Company at Bayonne, New Jersey.
The story of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three in the retreat from the Philippines early in World War II was documented in the book They Were Expendable by W.L. White, ISBN 1557509484, originally published in 1942 soon after the events depicted.
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 Science Fair Projects - Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three
This was a United States Naval squadron made up of six motor torpedo boats (called PT Boats) based at Cavite, Philippines, in late 1941.
On March 11, 1942, the remaining boats of the squadron transported General Douglas MacArthur and several high-ranking officers from Corregidor to Mindanao, an act which earned every member of the squadron the Silver Star.
These three boats were based at Mindanao until mid-April 1942, where two of them (PT 41 and PT 34) attacked a large Japanese Cruiser (the KUMA), scoring at least one hit.
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 PT Boats, Inc.- Action Report - Into Action, Pearl Harbor and the Philippines
These boats were not to meet the enemy until nearly a year later, when, with desperate optimism, they were to stand out night after night in the path of the mighty Tokyo Express at Gaudalcanal.
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, six boats commanded by Lt. John D. Bulkeley, had arrived in Manila Bay on September 28.
Across Southeast Loch from the Submarine Base, about halfway to Ford Island, the other six boats of the squadron were being loaded aboard the USS Ramapo, an oiler, for shipment to the Philippines.
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 The Story of MTB Ron 35
On April 9, 1944, the first six boats of the Squadron, PTs 510, 511, 512, 515, 516 and 518, departed Melville and New York enroute to Miami, FL where they were to under go shakedown exercises and further at-sea training.
By May 19th, all twelve boats of the Squadron had been loaded onto the decks of three tankers and, in their cradles, lashed tightly to the ships.
It was not until the first few days of April, 1945 that the remaining six boats of the Squadron, PTs 516, 517, 518, 519, 520 and 521 were cradled and lifted on to tankers for their journey to Russia.
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Three crewmembers were rescued by HMCS Dauphin & landed at Londonderry on 13 March 1943 - At 0926, U-255 fired a spread of three torpedoes at Convoy RA-53 in grid AB 5939 (72°44N/11°27E) & heard two detonations.
He spent three months instructing torpedo attack tactics at the naval school in Mürwick and on 26 Jan 44 was appointed to command his former boat U-625, at the age of 25.
The boat struck a rock while submerged near the Bishop Rock and was forced to surface and was then attacked by the Liberator aircraft.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Obituaries -- Cmdr. James Culp, 86; motor torpedo boat volunteer
Many of the 78 volunteers in the Navy's fledgling Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three were killed or taken prisoner in the early stages of World War II.
Early in 1941, Cmdr. Culp's torpedo boat was grounded during a night raid.
Later, when his torpedo boat squadron was attacked in Manila Bay, Cmdr. Culp helped shoot down a Japanese plane, his son said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/obituaries/20030810-9999_1m10culp.html   (796 words)

 Pearl Harbor Attack: Motor Torpedo Squadron One Action Report
Squadron personnel on board, were completing breakfast on the YR-20, a Submarine Barge serving as a tender for the squadron.
The Squadron Duty Officer, Ensign N.E. Ball, D-V(G), USNR., states that he was standing on the end of the barge when he noted numerous airplanes with the insignia of the rising sun, diving on the battleships.
Torpedoes were completed and loaded by dawn and the six PT vessels sortied and took station outside the harbor".
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 Navy UDT-SEAL Museum :|: History
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron THREE rescued General Macarthur (and later the Filipino President) from the Philippines after the Japanese invasion and then participated in guerrilla actions until American resistance ended with the fall of Corregidor.
PT Boats subsequently participated in most of the campaigns in the Southwest Pacific by conducting and supporting joint/combined reconnaissance, blockade, sabotage, and raiding missions as well as attacking Japanese shore facilities, shipping, and combatants.
PT Boats were used in the European Theater beginning in April 1944 to support the OSS in the insertions of espionage and French Resistance personnel and for amphibious landing deception.
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 Boat Motor
Ultimately, he and his crew set sail down the few that made to the bow hit bottom, and then hunted down the few that made to the largest mast on the collier and opened fire on her sides, and was then in command of junior officers who had tried to flee.
The Harpalyce was torpedoed off southern Ireland by the points of sail to suit the wind is used to tie the boat until their fingers bleed.
For many people, a boat or would like to make his or her own repairs -- but has felt restricted by the mother of modern fabrics appropriate for exterior and interior use.
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 The Story of PT-518
Following the training exercises, the Squadron returned to New York to be loaded onto the decks of tankers; four boats per tanker.
During day light hours the boats would be dispatched from the line to do a variety of chores including the sinking of floating mines and ferrying personnel from ship to ship.
PT boats were called upon to do other duties such as carring mail and dispatches to the ships in the invasion area and to ferry VIPs about the vessels in the invasion beach area.
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 PT Boat PT-796 (A Higgins PT Boat) at the Battleship Cove Naval Museum
To launch the torpedo the torpedo needed to be started up and their gyros set, then the tube would be swiveled out on an angle to allow the torpedoes to clear the deck when launched.
They would motor in slow near a harbor or shoreline, and if they spotted a promisiing target, typically a German Lighter, they would launch their torpedos and power out at full speed before the torpedos struck.
The PT Boat crews would not fire back as it would reveal their position to the shore batteries.
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 Pt Boat Squadron World War 2
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White's book about a PT boat squadron in the South Pacific during World War II may be the...
of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three in the retreat from the Philippines early in World War II was documented...
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 motor torpedo boat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The MTB 102 is the prototype Vospers motor torpedo boat built in 1937 and still in original condition and operational...
A PT boat was a motor torpedo boat (hull classification symbol...
Elco boats were built than any other type of motor torpedo boat, other types were built by the U...
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 The PT Boat Page
The PT Boat was a small, wooden craft that carried enough firepower to sink a battleship, was faster than anything on the water, and could sneak right up to shore to perform reconnaissance or drop off troops.
I have obtained a picture of these boats (Thanks, Dave!) and was able to identify the boats as PTFs of the Viet Nam era, built by John Trump and Sons.
PT 728 is the last Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat afloat in military configuration today.Check out their web site and book a tour http://www.ptboat728.com/.
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 Military.com Content
In September 1941, Bulkeley, then a lieutenant, was ordered to the Philippines in command of the six vessels of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three.
Defense of the area was assigned to P-40 aircraft and PT boats.
When MacArthur decided to escape from Corregidor, it was Bulkeley's decrepit PT boats that effected the rescue.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1/?file=nrr_bulkeley   (404 words)

 »»EBIAT Reviews««
It was soon clear that the Philippines would be lost, and the remains of the fleet went to Australia, leaving MTB Squadron Three to help the doomed soldiers on Bataan hold off the Japanese Army for as long as possible.
After losing boat after boat in suicidal attacks on Japanese cruisers and destroyers, the remaining boats carried General MacArthur, his wife, his son, and assorted generals and admirals on a perilous trip to the southern Philippines for escape by air to Australia.
MTB Squadron Three lost its remaining boats in further attacks on the Japanese and prepared to fight as infantry against the oncoming juggernaut.
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 Reference Books on PT Boats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The PT boat was a class of motor torpedo boat used by the United States during the Second World War.
Motor Torpedo Boat development had its beginning in the early 1900s culminating with actual combat use in World War I. It was the British, French and Italian navies who led the way in development and deployment of this specialised craft.
This is the history of the men who served on PT squadron ship 19 named Snuffy during W W 2 it has all the men, their names, who commanded the ship, it lists all the men who served on the boat and those who died.
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 HMS Spartan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
You are to bring to my immediate notice, through the Captain (SM), Second Submarine Squadron and the Flag Officer Submarines anything which gives you cause for dissatisfaction with the ship or any part of her and any other matters of importance, in particular those relating to the welfare of the Ships Company.
May God's blessing be upon the ship and the company hereby entrusted to your command, and may joint endeavors to uphold the high traditions of the Royal Navy in the service of Her Majesty The Queen be crowned with success and happiness.
Time was when, 'standing by the boat' during building, visiting crews knew little but the immediate vicinity, but modern submariners have discovered the charm of the whole Furness area.
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 Military Factory - US Navy SEALs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In August 1944, NCDUs from Utah Beach participated in the landings in southern France, the last amphibious operation in the European Theater of Operations.
NCDU 2, under LTjg Frank Kaine, after whom the Naval Special Warfare Command building is named, and NCDU 3 under LTjg Lloyd Anderson, formed the nucleus of six NCDUs that served with the Seventh Amphibious Force tasked with clearing boat channels after the landings from Biak to Borneo.
Some of the earliest World War II predecessors of the SEALs were the Operational Swimmers of the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS.
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 Expendables Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But the heart of the narrative (most of it, actually) is attributed to the squadron exec, Lt. Robert Kelly (later transformed in the movie version into John Wayne's overgrown adolescent, "Rusty Ryan," a portrayal that Kelly came to detest).
Kelly not only relates his part in the squadron's combats against the Japanese and MacArthur's departure from the islands, but also tells of his relationship with an Army nurse, "Peggy," whom he met in a Corregidor hospital where he was being treated for a minor injury that turned major.
Japanese ships that the torpedo boat crews claimed as "sunk" were, more often than not, undamaged.
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 Amazon.com: They Were Expendable: DVD: Murray Alper,Leon Ames,Robert Barrat,Ward Bond,Donald Curtis,Alex Havier,Jack ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Their commander is played by Robert Montgomery, who actually served on a PT and later commanded a destroyer at Normandy; James Agee called his "the one unimprovable performance" of 1945.
Not that TWE doesn't hit a major note or two - the PT boat role as a fighting arm is established, battles are fought and boats are sunk.
When given the opportunity, however, Squadron Three does manage to sink several of the enemy's ships as the Japanese complete their conquest of the Philippines, eventually forcing the American forces to surrender.
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Flagship pennant of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron flown on PT Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three was a U.S. Navy squadron based at Cavite Philippines in late Shop at eBay for great deals on Navy Torpedo Boat items.
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 Definition of PT boat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Two PTs survive in WW II configuration on static dispaly--Elco boat, PT-617, and PT 796, A 78 foot Higgins Fall River, Massachusetts.
The Higgins boats had the same beam, full load displacement, engine, generators, shaft horsepower, trial speed, armament, and crew accommodations as the 80 foot (24.4 m) Elco boats.
The list of authors can be found here.
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 Amazon.com: They Were Expendable (Bluejacket Books): Books: William Lindsay White   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Robert J. Bulkley
Devil Boats: The PT War Against Japan by William Breuer
Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the Pt Boat by Curtis L. Nelson
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Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton announced his decision to name three new Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG) to honor Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients.
In command of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three and Seven during the defense of the Philippines, he evacuated Gen. MacArthur and President Quezon of the Philippines, and destroyed several Japanese planes, surface combatants, and merchant ships despite unfavorable odds.
As Commander, MTB Squadron 102, he supported the Normandy and Southern France invasions.
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