I admit to not knowing much about the war of 1812 before reading the book, but i feel the author did a very good job of painting the setting of the war and the politics surrounding it very well. Both the united states navy and the british royal navy utilized huckins boats the latter receiving some 10 examples in 1942 via lendlease. If you have an identical or similar to this auction item, please call or contact us to discuss. Knights of the sea will have pacific missions, right. Oregon is home of worlds only world war iiera pt boat. The player must choose whether he decides to help the forces of sprzymierzonym, russia, or germany. Used from late 1942 by pt 61 and possibly other boats of. Pt 255 through pt 264 were assigned to patrol in hawaiian waters. On september 1, 1985, pt boat 617 went on display at the private nonprofit battleship cove in fall river, massachusetts.
Pt boats built of wood held inherently potent firepower and were, by and large, much cheaper to produce than her larger steel sisters. There were four or five others scattered around the country, in museums and up on blocks here and there, but the vast majority of the hundreds of pt boats built for world war ii ended up dragged up on beaches and burned at the end of the war. At the forum is a photo of pt 7 in canadian colors. Pt 109 was one of the hundreds of motor torpedo boats pt of the pt 103 class completed between 1942 and 1945 by elco naval division of electric boat company at bayonne, new jersey. Pt boats knights of the sea is a pc computer game by akella. In the days and months following the invasion, the men of pt520 completed many missions, some of which included transporting highranking officers and journalists. The elco boats were the largest in size of the three types of pt boats built for u. The expansion, called south gambit, about which you can get of. The player includes command of one of the warships serving in the u. David hanna has the gift for making history come alive, there is not a dull moment throughout the narrative. The demo includes three airplanes, 16 naval units, three tutorial missions, and a demo campaign playable from both the allies and the axis. A pt boat short for patrol torpedo boat was a motor torpedo boat used by the united states navy in world war ii.
It was small, fast, and inexpensive to build, valued for its maneuverability and speed but hampered at the beginning of the war by ineffective torpedoes, limited armament, and comparatively fragile construction that limited some of the variants to coastal waters. This document created by steve laroe and maintained by andrew toppan. War at sea fiction 95 books meet your next favorite book. Huckins boats pt98 through pt104 were seen actively patrolling the allimportant panama canal zone for german and japanese marauders. Transferred to mtb ron 12 from ron 2 on june 1, 1943, placed out of service and destroyed, october 26, 1945. Huckins pt boat patrol torpedo motorized torpedo fast boat. The game will feature a realistic physics engine and let players take control of a variety of boats in one of three fleets. Rare and limited edition book, only 2000 copies printed. See more ideas about pt boat, us navy and in harms way.
These 3 boats were all 80 foot elco boats and were all assigned to mtb squadron 12. Worn by several pt boats upon arrival in the pacific theatre in 1942. Knights of the sea is a fullblown naval simulation, and more. Browse dozens of high resolution images, screenshots, wallpapers, pictures, artwork, and more on gamespot.
Additionally, these smaller vessels were harder to spot along the horizon and against the back drop of the deep blue sea. They also conducted operations with groups of american and english pt boats along the seine river in france, using their speed and armament to intercept and sink german boats. Battle simulations are generally few and far, however developers akella have attempted to create an accurate world war ii naval. Elco gray was a pt boat crew term and the color may have been ocean gray. Named pt boat sailors uniform and knights of the sea book. One of the handful of remaining wooden pt boats, made famous by their service in the pacific in wwii, is being restored in an allvolunteer effort by the national wwii museum. Pt boats operating from tufi attacked shipping along the north coast of new guinea from buna to mambare. Pt boatsis dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of world war ii. All us navy motor torpedo boats pt boats of world war ii. Elco 80 footers, higgins 78 footers and the 76 foot huckins boats which were used to train the officers and men of the pt squadrons. World war ii us pt boat transfers country boat numbers canada 3, 4, 7, 9 these boats are also listed as a transfer to england. The true story of the boxer and the enterprise and the war of 1812 stands out amongst history books in that it was a pageturner. These ships are small, fast and agile, and extremely dangerous due to the onboard torpedo launchers. The motor in the designation originally referred to their use of petrol engines, typically marinised aircraft engines or their derivatives, which distinguished them from other naval craft of the era, including other torpedo boats, that used steam turbines or reciprocating steam engines.
Woodenhulled, 80 feet long with a 20foot, 8inch beam, the elco pt boats had three 12cylinder. In this game, the player can choose to control a ship, a group of ships, or to control specific crew members separately. Huckins boats pt 98 through pt 104 were seen actively patrolling the allimportant panama canal zone for german and japanese marauders. Buy products related to pt boats and see what customers say about pt boats on. The following information on the pt boats that stocker was a crewmember on was gathered from the unit history knights of the sea. The final game will support both dx10 and dx9, but this demo is a demonstration of what the final game will look like in directx 10. Your main objective in this game is to take command of a boat and control each crew member such as the captain, gunner or commander. Now 29, schick wrote his masters thesis about the role of pt boats in world war ii and is one of two pt305 project historians. I am pleased to report that today i received knights of the sea book previously owned by cmomm louis spivey. Pt 385 with pt 387 in bulk sale to egypt 147 pt 54663 ordered as rpt 30, redesignated on 51043 pt 822 were built in denmark under mdap for royal danish navy. I see slight criticism of some pt boat books on other websites that i think are the best books that i have, so i guess what you may be looking for depends on your interests and whether you are looking for riveting stories or research on the people, the companies, the armament, general world war ii events, or the boats themselves, or indeed in my case mostly just.
Im still practising a particularly tricky technique described in scotts book. Pt 305, built by higgins industries in new orleans, was deployed in world war ii in the mediterranean theater. Game missions are based on real event of world war ii, but we changed it a. Knights of the sea is a marine simulation produced by akella studio, the action of which was set in the realities of world war ii. Rare surviving ww2 pt boat to be restored odds and ends. Knights of the sea part 2 naval combat information. Pt255 through pt264 were assigned to patrol in hawaiian waters. This game, published by battlefront and developed by akella, has no whiff of frangipani, just cold north sea cod. Santiago 15,december 1941 pt 31 grounding subic bay 20,january 1942 pt 32 scuttled sula sea,march 1942 pt 34 airplane cauit island 09,april 1942 pt 35 demolished cebu island 12,april 1942 pt 41 scuttled mindanao 15,april 1942 pt 44 surface craft pacific 12,december 1942 pt 43 surface craft. He said the vessel spent world war ii in the mediterranean. I have looked through it quickly and see that it will provide many hours of enjoyable reading. Developed by the russian akella studios, published in germany and europe through rondomedia.
Macarthurs escape from corregidor, pt 109, and mchales navy. On december 24, 1942 operating from tufi, pt 122 claimed japanese submarine i22 sunk off the kumusi river. Pt boat, go navy, water toys, aircraft carrier, battleship, seas, mtb, wwii. Light gray green, 1942exact color and tone unknown.
Your name login to post using username, leave blank to post as. As fate would have it he and my father were both motor macs. According to a post at the forum here, these boats were sent to canada and used as air sea rescue craft at halifax, nova scotia although other good references have them going to england. They dominated a specific part of naval warfare, that of night warfare in coastal waters, but in that part they were essential because neither other vessels nor aircraft could perform as they did. Sep 02, 2009 this video shows the german e boat s 26 in the pc game pt boats knights of the sea. Knights of the sea pt boats is dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of world war ii.
According to a post at the forum here, these boats were sent to canada and used as airsea rescue craft at halifax, nova scotia although other good references have them going to england. Elco gray was used by pt boat squadrons 2 and 3 at the start of the solomons campaign. Offers 3 training missions and campaigns on both sides of the conflict axis and. Jul 15, 2018 i wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for i intend to go in harms way. Using speed and agility, dodging enemy fire, pt boats approached seemingly giant enemy ships in a fight of david against goliath, stung them with wellaimed torpedo volleys and immediately withdrew. Pt boats knights of the sea is a marine action simulator that challenges you to be in charge of a mosquito fleet of the allied forces, russia or germany during the height of the world war ii. Members and visitors must agree with the stated conditional use of this forum as shown at the bottom of this page. And more of the world war ii toys, too, including new aircraft, and plenty of new boats with guns. The existing 1982 knights of the sea book is already available from pt boats inc.
This is probably the most comprehensive book on and about pt boats and the men that were associated with them. Scotts 1945 account of royal navy coastal craft activity in ww2 is an eyeopening read. Among these small but powerful wartime watercraft that operated from the early to the mid1940s were the u. Specifically, it was the pt658 the only world war iiera pt boat still floating. In the days and months following the invasion, the men of pt 520 completed many missions, some of which included transporting highranking officers and journalists. Knights of the sea is a marine simulation, in which the player takes control of a war. Novels about war at sea convey a sense of a twosided war. Boat, shipwreck, boats, history, awesome, historia, boating, ships, history books. An extensive gallery of archival photographs complements the story through the pt boat s retirement by the u.
Dec 20, 2006 akella presents the dx10 tech demobenchmark of the upcoming naval action sim pt boats. On april 20, 1943 the base moved forward to the morobe river pt boat base. Gameplay german e boat s 26 pt boats knights of the sea. This game, published by battlefront and developed by akella, has no. Many types of fast combat patrol and similar military boats and their crews distinguished themselves during world war ii. Knights of the sea demo the game will feature a realistic physics engine and let players take control of a variety of boats in one of three fleets. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Sep 23, 2008 this is a fairly thin book that features the three major classes of pt boats in ww2. It is a simulation in which the player operates a pt boat during world war ii. Prior to the american involvement in world war 2, the usn did not field a pt boat.
Navys famous patrol torpedo or pt boats, army air force crash rescue boats or crbs, coast guard cutters and many more. A motor torpedo boat is a fast torpedo boat, especially of the mid 20th century. This book details the advent, development, construction, of pt boats and their use by the u. Knights of the sea is based on naval combat and patrols in the atlantic ocean during world war ii, but i couldnt help to. This gorgeous sim lets you live the life of a pt boat crew member during world war ii. Pt boats, or patrol torpedo boats, were a secondary element in world war 2 navies, but an essential one. I am researching american pt boats used during wwii and find that this book is a very good. But they are also the most vulnerable of all military vessels. Navy as a result of advances in missile technology. Pt boats is dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of world war ii.927 1393 1100 978 541 186 982 862 29 864 1570 1256 494 1379 80 353 1215 894 1012 972 1519 837 104 392 390 861 206 1231 753 1138 584 544 1296