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Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: PT BOAT

Which one of the following is the correct usage?
1. PT Boat
2. PT boat
3. PT (used in Close Quarters)

Victor K Chun

Posted By: victorkchun | Posted on: Jul 11, 2011 - 9:10pm
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Hi Victor,
I like the way Frank Andruss puts it. PT BOATS.
By the way did you ever find that article in All Hands? Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Jul 11, 2011 - 10:20pm
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Good question Victor, and one I wondered about also. I go with the spelling found in the Navy document Dick has shared with us, "AN ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY OF PT'S IN WORLD WAR II". They spell it "PT boats". It's also spelled that way in the Bureau Of Ships document, "MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT ENGINEERS HANDBOOK".

Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Jul 12, 2011 - 4:08am
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I agree, Jeff. Most official documents from "back in the day" seem to use that configuration.


Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jul 12, 2011 - 8:08am
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I know when I'm talking about a specific boat I call it PT 495, not PT Boat 495.


Posted By: Ray Wilbur | Posted on: Jul 12, 2011 - 8:57am
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