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Know Your PT Boat
     

Know Your PT Boat

by US Navy
 
Produced in 1945 by the Bureau of Ships, "Know Your PT Boat" was used as an introduction to PT (Patrol Torpedo) Boats for new crew members. It uses advice drawn from the battle-tested crews of the ‘mosquito fleet’ combined with comical cartoon illustrations to acquaint crew members with important aspects of the ship. The hilarious (and sometimes

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Produced in 1945 by the Bureau of Ships, "Know Your PT Boat" was used as an introduction to PT (Patrol Torpedo) Boats for new crew members. It uses advice drawn from the battle-tested crews of the ‘mosquito fleet’ combined with comical cartoon illustrations to acquaint crew members with important aspects of the ship. The hilarious (and sometimes indecorous) cartoon illustrations make it hard to hard to believe this booklet was an official U.S. Navy publication. This e-book edition features the original book in its entirety.
The exploits of the U.S. Navy's 'Patrol Torpedo' or PT Boat crews became famous during WWII. Known by the Japanese as "devil boats", the little PTs landed big blows on the enemy, sinking numerous ships and supply barges. They also laid mines, carried out intelligence operations, and performed search and rescue operations among other tasks. While the most famous boat of the war was PT-109, commanded by future President John F. Kennedy, PT-73 also gained fame as the star of the TV show McHale's Navy starring Ernest Borgnine.
Contains 30 cartoons, diagrams and illustrations. Please note that some cartoons drawn during WWII may be deemed offensive by today’s standards.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148479826
Publisher:
U.S. Navy
Publication date:
08/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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