PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat(noun)
a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
PT boats were a variety of torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. "PT" is the US hull classification symbol for "Patrol Torpedo". The PT boat squadrons were nicknamed "the mosquito fleet". The Japanese called them "Devil Boats". The original pre–World War I torpedo boats were designed with "displacement" hulls. They displaced up to 300 tons and the top speed was 25 to 27 kn. The PT boats used in World War II were built using the planing-type hull form developed for racing boats. They were much smaller and faster. Both types were designed to strike at larger warships with torpedoes, using relatively high speed to get close, and small size to avoid being spotted and hit by gunfire. They were much less expensive than large warships. PT boats were much faster, smaller, and cheaper than conventional vessels. During World War II, American PT boats engaged enemy destroyers and numerous other surface craft, ranging from small boats to large supply ships. PT boats also operated as gunboats against enemy small craft, such as armored barges used by the Japanese forces for inter-island transport.
The numerical value of pt boat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pt boat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.
When this boat was falling, we started swimming to save our life to the other boat. Some survivors on the other boat threw something to us (to help us). We were 10 people.
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