patrol torpedo boat


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patrol torpedo boat

n.
A PT boat.
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For that matter, the US Navy had never dreamed that its patrol torpedo boats would be so instrumental in blocking the Japanese navy from many major and minor achievements.
He served in the United Sates Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a gunner on a Patrol Torpedo boat.
On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox suffered light damage during a skirmish with North Vietnamese patrol torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin.