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US patrol torpedo boats : World War II

Author: Gordon L Rottman
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2008.
Series: New vanguard.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon L Rottman
ISBN: 9781846032271 184603227X
OCLC Number: 231885490
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Development --
Design: 80ft Elco ; 78ft Higgins ; Construction ; Signals ; Armament ; Propulsion --
The PT boat in action --
The crews --
Units and bases: Command ; Support ; Life on Board --
Deployment: Initial engagements ; South Pacific ; Southwest Pacific ; Europe ; Postwar --
Memorialized PT boats.
Series Title: New vanguard.
Responsibility: Gordon L. Rottman ; illustrated by Peter Bull.
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.,." [Patrol Torpedo] boats were considered to be expendable boats and so were not provided with much in the way of comfort or armor. They relied on their speed and maneuverability to get them out of Read more...

 
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