PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Next Page | Page: 1 of 2

Back to Topic Index Page 109 | Replies: 11 | Pages: [1] 2

 Author  Topic: The FIghting Sea Fleas - Video
Dick

Moderator
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 11:01am

I hadn't seen this before and decided to post it in case others hadn't either.

World War 2 propaganda film narrated by Lorne Greene about the Canadian Motor Torpedo Boats crews and their actions. Shows life aboard Motor Torpedo Boats during the Battle of the Atlantic, fending off attacks by German U-Boats and commerce raiders. Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) was the name given to fast torpedo boats by the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. The 'Motor' in the formal designation, referring to the use of petrol engines, was to distinguish them from the majority of other naval craft that used steam turbines or reciprocating engines. Produced & Directed by Sydney Newman, and released in 1944.






Total Posts: 1290 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm | IP Logged

TGConnelly

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 12:29pm
Does anyone here know how I could save that on my computer?

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Roy Forbes

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Roy Forbes  Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 1:25pm
That was awesome Dick, thanks


Total Posts: 366 | Joined: Sep 5, 2012 - 4:57pm | IP Logged

PeterTareBuilder2

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder2  Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 1:50pm
Quote:

Does anyone here know how I could save that on my computer?



Ahoy there.

If you have Firefox you can get the Flashgot addon. Start the video, wait for the Flasgot Icon to stop flashing then click that icon and you'll get the clip.

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

Total Posts: 204 | Joined: Dec 8, 2012 - 6:03pm | IP Logged

alross2

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 2:08pm
Thanks, Dick. These are the boats of the 29th MTB Flotilla. They are 71' 6 British Power Boat Conpany MTBs. Tony Law was the Flotilla CO and wrote a book on them:



I had the pleasure of corresponding with him years ago and ended up with an autographed copy.

Al


Total Posts: 912 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

TGConnelly

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 2:30pm
Hi Peter,

I run FIREFOX but I don't see FLASHGOT ... And, I don't see it in my add-ons ...

Now what?

Quote:

Quote:

Does anyone here know how I could save that on my computer?



Ahoy there.

If you have Firefox you can get the Flashgot addon. Start the video, wait for the Flasgot Icon to stop flashing then click that icon and you'll get the clip.

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."



Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 2:39pm
Al, because the boats are moving by the screen so quickly, what type of weapon was on the bow. Is this considered the 2 pounder, which is equivalent to what in our armament . They seemed to be lightly armed.......


Total Posts: 3252 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

TGConnelly

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 2:42pm
Peter,

I found FLASHGOT - but I tried to download it ........... but my NORTON says it's not safe.

Quote:

Hi Peter,

I run FIREFOX but I don't see FLASHGOT ... And, I don't see it in my add-ons ...

Now what?

Quote:

Quote:

Does anyone here know how I could save that on my computer?



Ahoy there.

If you have Firefox you can get the Flashgot addon. Start the video, wait for the Flasgot Icon to stop flashing then click that icon and you'll get the clip.

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."






Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

alross2

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 3:17pm
Quote:

Al, because the boats are moving by the screen so quickly, what type of weapon was on the bow. Is this considered the 2 pounder, which is equivalent to what in our armament . They seemed to be lightly armed.......





The boats are shown with the 2pdr, which had a bore of 40mm. Later, the 2pdr was replaced with a 6pdr (57mm). A quick way to determine which is which when looking at photos is to check the barrel. The 2pdr has a long barrel with a conical flash hider; the 6pdr has a short barrel with a thick cylindrical counter weight on the muzzle.

The boats also mounted a twin 20mm aft, twin .303s abaft the cockpit, two 18 inch torpedo tubes, and usually two depth charges.


Total Posts: 912 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

EARL RICHMOND

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of EARL RICHMOND  Posted on: Mar 4, 2013 - 3:45pm
try right clicking your mouse and then click on "save to my favorityes"?

earl richmond

Total Posts: 319 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 1:50pm | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member