PT Boats were a variety of motor torpedo boat, a small, fast vessel used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships.
Captain Storm's PT Boat
One of the most famous PT commanders during World War II was Captain William Storm. In 1941, a then-Lieutenant Storm was stationed aboard his first patrol boat, PT-93. After serving aboard the PT-93, Storm was eventually promoted to the rank of Captain and given the command of PT-47.
Other PT Boats
Two other noteworthy PT boat skippers were Lieutenants Paul Harvey and Perry Tobias, who jointly commanded a series of PT Boats in MTB Squadron Six, in the South Pacific Ocean. Over the course of they war, these officers took a heavy toll on the Japanese Navy, but they also had more than one PT Boat burned, sunk, or shot out from under them.
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