PT658 living history

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  1. seesul

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    Awesome! Thanks for posting!

    :salute: :salute:
     
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    That was utterly awe inspiring. Great post!
     
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    Awesome! :salute:

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks seesul, I wonder if there are any operational British MTBs or German E-Boats out there?.
     
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    I think Nova did a special on that PT Boat a few years ago on Public Television. I've read that several of the 80 Elco boats carried as much weaponry as a WWII US Destroyer. Lot of punch for a smaller craft.
    I've read several books outlining the exploits of US PT Boat Commanders and crews during WWII and some of the things they did were beyond belief.
     
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    Thanks for a brilliant post Roman!
    Wizard, as far as I know, there's a restored, operational MTB or MGB, somewhere on the south coast of England, and I've been on a similar vessel, used for pleasure trips, to the Western Isles, off the West coast of Scotland. The latter was apparently built as a MTB, but then converted for use as an inshore mine sweeper, before being again converted for its present use.
     
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    Great vid seesul thanks :D
     
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