motor torpedo boat


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PT boat


n.
a small, fast, lightly armed boat used esp. in World War II for torpedoing enemy shipping.
[1940–45; p(atrol)t(orpedo)]
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Noun1.motor torpedo boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boatmotor torpedo boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
torpedo boat - small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters
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extremely heroic conduct as Commanding Officer of Motor Torpedo Boat 109...".
In April 1944, DeWolf won the DSO when Haida ran German motor torpedo boat T-27 aground (although her sister ship HMCS Athabaskan was lost in the engagement).
On August 12, Williams was with him on a motor torpedo boat moored at Briton Ferry, and he asked the boy to move mattresses from a dory tied alongside another boat.
From 1943 through 1945, he served as a commissioned officer, first commanding PT 566, a motor torpedo boat in MTB Ron 29 assigned to the Mediterranean, and then in MTB Ron 12 assigned to the Southwest Pacific and based out of the Philippines.
There was the motor torpedo boat from which Churchill inspected warships before the D-Day landings.
The August 1943 wreck of his motor torpedo boat PT-109 in the Solomon Islands and his efforts working and swimming for hours to rescue his crew had strained his frail health to the limit.
"It could be that the craft was a motor torpedo boat from the Second World War," said Vic.
A former Second World War motor torpedo boat - used by the Germans and capable of high speeds - was suspected of transporting drugs into Europe.
After training as a telegraphist, Ray found himself serving on motor torpedo boat patrols in the Channel looking out for German convoys and submarines.
Fully kitted out in a 'fore and aft' rig I was drafted to the south coast to join a motor torpedo boat flotilla.
He went back into the plane attempting to bring the rear-gunner out and spent two days afloat in a dinghy with three other crewmen before a Motor Torpedo Boat picked them up.
``I was on a motor torpedo boat which escorted the landing craft on D--Day, '' he says.