At Close Quarters

At Close Quarters

PT Boats in the United States Navy

eBook - 2012
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Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders was John F. Kennedy, whose courageous actions in the Pacific are now well known to the American public. The author of the book, another distinguished PT boat commander in the Pacific, compiled this history of PT-boat operations in World War II for t.
Publisher: Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781612511825
1612511821
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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