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How fast can a PT boat go?

How fast can a PT boat go?

Patrol torpedo boat PT-109

United States
Installed power 4,500 horsepower (3,400 kW)
Propulsion 3 × 12-cylinder Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines 3 × shafts
Speed 41 knots (76 km/h; 47 mph) maximum (trials)

How fast are patrol boats?

Most modern designs are powered by gas turbine arrangements such as CODAG, and speeds are generally in the 25–30 knots (46–56 km/h; 29–35 mph) range. They are primarily used for patrol in a country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Was there a real PT 73?

The real PT-73 was a 78-foot Higgins boat assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13, which saw service in the Aleutians and in the Southwest Pacific theater. On 15 January, 1945 it ran aground, and was destroyed to prevent it falling into enemy hands.

What is the fastest patrol boat?

The 30m fast patrol craft are built by Austal for the Trinidad and Tobago Coastguard (TTCG). The patrol boats were built for deployment in internal waters.

How fast is a swift boat?

Speed of 20 to 25 knots (37 to 46 km/h) Small high-resolution radar range 4 to 6 miles (7 to 11 km) Reliable long-range communications equipment, compatible with Army and Air Force.

Is Taratupa a real island?

Taratupa: an island in the Pacific Ocean housing a US Navy PT boat base and one of two primary settings in the 1960s sitcom McHale’s Navy.

Why was Mchales Navy Cancelled?

FOX411: You say that “McHale’s Navy” got cancelled because it was in black and white. Conway: Yes it was four years in black and white. They were coming into color and it was to go into color in the fifth year. They thought they would never be able to resell the four years in black and white so they cancelled it.

What is a PT boat?

Photo courtesy of Battleship Cove. PT (Patrol, Torpedo) boats were small, fast, and expendable vessels for short range oceanic scouting, armed with torpedoes and machine guns for cutting enemy supply lines and harassing enemy forces.

How fast does a PT boat go?

The PT boat was very different from the first generation of torpedo boat, which had been developed at the end of the 19th century and featured a displacement hull form. These first generation torpedo boats rode low in the water, displaced up to 300 tons, and had a top speed of 25 to 27 kn (29 to 31 mph; 46 to 50 km/h).

What is the longest PT boat in the Navy?

The Elco Naval Division boats were the longest of the three types of PT boats built for the Navy used during World War II. By war’s end, more of the Elco 80 ft (24 m) boats were built (326 in all) than any other type of motor torpedo boat.

What are some of the most famous PT boats?

Perhaps the best known PT was skippered by Lieutenant and later U.S. President John F. Kennedy. An 80 foot Elco boat, PT-109 was operating in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and joined 14 other PT boats for a nighttime ambush of 4 enemy destroyers and supply ships of Japan’s “Tokyo express”.

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