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Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 3 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 4 of 6
Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 3 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 4 of 6
Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 5 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 6 of 6
Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 5 of 6Higgins 78-foot PT Boat photographed 26 Jan 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana before delivery to the US Navy. This boat went on to serve as PT-200 and spent her career as a training boat. Photo 6 of 6
Commissioning ceremonies for Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16 (MTBRon 16) at Higgins Boatworks in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 26 Feb 1943. Note Higgins 78-foot PT Boats and LCM landing craft in the distance.Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat simultaneously launching two practice torpedoes during a training exercise in United States waters, 1942-44.
Commissioning ceremonies for Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16 (MTBRon 16) at Higgins Boatworks in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 26 Feb 1943. Note Higgins 78-foot PT Boats and LCM landing craft in the distance.Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat simultaneously launching two practice torpedoes during a training exercise in United States waters, 1942-44.
Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-149 and PT-122 at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note Mark XIII torpedoes and radar dome atop the mast.PT-196, an Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat, in an experimental paint scheme, Bayonne, New Jersey, 3 May 1943. Note that the paint on the sides is meant to deflect attention while the paint on the bow draws attention.
Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-149 and PT-122 at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note Mark XIII torpedoes and radar dome atop the mast.PT-196, an Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat, in an experimental paint scheme, Bayonne, New Jersey, 3 May 1943. Note that the paint on the sides is meant to deflect attention while the paint on the bow draws attention.
Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 1 of 2.Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 2 of 2.
Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 1 of 2.Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 2 of 2.
A PT boat gunner at his 50-cal machine gun, New Guinea, Jul 1943Higgins 78-foot torpedo boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13) moored in Attu, Alaska, Jul 943. Note PT-75 and PT-78 nested outboard of their squadron-mate and PBY Catalina patrol plane taking off.
A PT boat gunner at his 50-cal machine gun, New Guinea, Jul 1943Higgins 78-foot torpedo boats of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13) moored in Attu, Alaska, Jul 943. Note PT-75 and PT-78 nested outboard of their squadron-mate and PBY Catalina patrol plane taking off.
M4 Sherman tanks being loaded onto LSTs for Operation Husky, Pêcherie, Bizerte, Tunisia, 7 Jul 1943Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.
M4 Sherman tanks being loaded onto LSTs for Operation Husky, Pêcherie, Bizerte, Tunisia, 7 Jul 1943Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.
PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
Biscayne as the flagship of the of the Anzio, Italy landings, 21-22 Jan 1944; note PT boat alongsidePT-215, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15 (MTBRon 15), tied up in Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy in Mar 1944.
Biscayne as the flagship of the of the Anzio, Italy landings, 21-22 Jan 1944; note PT boat alongsidePT-215, a Higgins 78-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15 (MTBRon 15), tied up in Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy in Mar 1944.
PT-434, an American built British Vosper design 70-foot motor torpedo boat shortly after completion at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 1944.AGP Oyster Bay tending PT boats in Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, 25 Mar 1944
PT-434, an American built British Vosper design 70-foot motor torpedo boat shortly after completion at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 1944.AGP Oyster Bay tending PT boats in Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, 25 Mar 1944

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