By Victor Chun
An illustrated examine of the advance, building, strategies wrestle activities of PT boats, many drawings, diagrams, plans, profiles pictures.
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PTs 323 and 32711'ere undenvay a/ Ley/e Glliffor pall'ol s/Cllion when fall I' Japanese planes auacked them. As PT 327 turned one way, PT 323 tumed the other way. One plane crashed illTO PT 323 admidship. damaging the boat beyond repail: Li. ) Herbert Sladlel; the boat captain. was killed; Ens. William I. Adelman, the second officel; was missing; limen were wounded. PT 327. under the command of Li. Ken Sharpe, picked up the survivors. H. Reeks. PT 234 off the COC/SI off Mindoro. Philippine Islands.
50 caliber - 10,000 rounds per gun . 45 caliber - 4,000 rounds .. 30 caliber - 1,200 round Torpedoes: Four 21 inch Mark 8-3C and D, speed 27 knots, range 13,500 yards. Torpedo Tubes: Four 21 inch Mark 18-1 bow launching. Depth Charges: Eight Mark 6 (300 pound charge). Depth Charge Racks: Eight individual side launching lype "C" or two (four charges each) tern launching. S. mixture. Fresh Water: 180 gallons in two 90 gallon tanks. Fuel: 3,000 gallons high octane gasoline. U) (k) Lubricating Oil: 30 Gallons.
Also, there were nowny special trials to test every possible improvement. Courtesy of the PT Boar Museum. I IPiC "" ..... IlIC III -110- Til> 'PiC IY' IPlCl SIYE PTr. -- I -76( ond "Obi I 27 PT51 5-57 INCl.. -: NOb 15,1 ' PT 5 ')-6 INC USIY I OGT I lG Elco'g monthly oulpul of PT's_ Some of boats on chari lure experimental variation~, other. u-ere lnJilt for Russia WIder lend-lease. , 398 were produced by Elco. This chart displays the total outpUl of Elco PT boats during World War I/. Courtesy of Elco.