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Meaning of "PT boat" in the English dictionary

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PT BOAT

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WHAT DOES PT BOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

PT boat

PT 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 (29 to 31 mph; 46 to 50 km/h). The PT boats used in World War II were built using the planing-type hull form developed for racing boats. They were much smaller (30–75 tons) and faster (35 to 40 kn (40 to 46 mph; 65 to 74 km/h)). 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 (displacement hull) vessels. During World War II, American PT boats engaged enemy destroyers and numerous other surface craft, ranging from small boats to large supply ships.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PT BOAT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE PT BOAT

banana boat
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gravy boat
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jet boat
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paddle boat
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sailing boat
sauce boat
torpedo boat

Synonyms and antonyms of PT boat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «PT boat» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

鱼雷快艇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

barco PT
570 millions of speakers

English

PT boat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीटी नाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قارب PT
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

PT лодки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barco PT
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিটি নৌকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bateau PT
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapal bot PT
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

PT Boot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

PTボート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

PT 보트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

PT perahu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyền PT
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

PT படகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पीटी बोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

PT tekne
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

barca PT
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

PT łódź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

PT човни
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

barca PT
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

PT σκάφος
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

PT boot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

PT båt
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

PT båt
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PT BOAT»

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At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy:
The author of the book, another distinguished PT boat commander in the Pacific, compiled this history of PT-boat operations in World War II for the U.S. Navy shortly after V-J Day, when memories were fresh and records easily assessable.
Robert J. Bulkley, 2012
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Fast Boats and Fast Times: Memories of a PT Boat Skipper in ...
In the gruesome battle for Guadalcanal, David Levy was skipper of PT 59, one of several Patrol/Torpedo boats that were among the first U.S. Navy vessels to engage Japanese warships at the beginning of World War II. Dave's wartime ...
David M. Levy, Gerald A. Meehl, 2008
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Pt Boat Episodes
Full contents listing can be seen in the Book Preview along with additional sample pages.
Roger M. Jones, 2008
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Know Your PT Boat
This softcover reprint features the original book in its entirety.
Bureau Of Ships, 2010
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Lt. Ted Meredith, USNR, PT Boat Officer: Stories from 50 ...
Young men fought the battles of World War II. Life with the 10 man crew aboard PT 129 in New Guinea.
Ted Meredith, 2000
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Revell PT Boat Kits in Plastic, a Review
Revell PT Boat Kits in Plastic, A Review documents the history of the PT Boat kits issued by Revell.
T. Garth Connelly, 2013
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Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat
HUNTERS IN THE SHALLOWS examines the development of the small torpedo boat in U.S. naval history from Lt. William Cushing's heroic Civil War attack on the Confederate ram ALBEMARLE in 1864 in a forerunner of the PT to the type's zenith in ...
Curtis L. Nelson, 2003
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US Patrol Torpedo Boats: World War II
THE PT BOAT IN ACTION PT boats were expected to be used not only to attack capital ships and other large combatants, but also to charge into formations of ships and face a barrage of cannon and automatic weapons fire from multiple ...
Gordon L Rottman, 2011
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American PT Boats in World War II
Chun presents all new information gleaned since the previous book's publication and includes never before published drawings of PT 809, as well as details on the use of Elcoplane as used by Elco PT boats to increase running speed, described ...
Victor Chun, 2011
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Torpedo Run: Mutiny and Adventure Aboard a Navy PT Boat ...
A Tightly Knit Torpedo Boat Team Operating Off The New Guinea Coast Faces Splintering Loyalties And Possible Mutiny When Their Captain Is Killed And His Replacement Turns Out To Be An Ignorant Martinette Fresh From Stateside Officers' ...
Robb White, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PT BOAT»

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Bluebell, PT boat in Rose Festival Fleet
A World War II-era torpedo boat, PT-658, has been restored by a nonprofit group that includes several veterans and boat enthusiasts from Clark County. «The Columbian, Jun 15»
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Restoring wooden PT boat labor of love for architect whose …
Photos provided by National WWII Museum -- The National WWII Museum been restoring a historic PT boat built by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, ... «The Advocate, May 15»
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'Oldest operating yacht in the world' hauled out at PT Boat Haven
The 120-foot El Primero was hauled out in Port Townsend Boat Haven last week. The steel-hulled luxury steam yacht was built in 1893 in San Francisco and ... «Port Townsend Leader, Mar 15»
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WWII Museum's PT Boat Readies for Passengers
PT boats fired at warships, mainly under cover of night, and then fled at speeds of up to 43 knots, making it difficult for enemies to retaliate. The overhaul of ... «MarineLink, Feb 15»
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WWII Veteran Recounts Story Of Saving JFK From PT 109 During …
Against all odds, Robinson sailed his own PT boat through 30-miles of enemy-controlled water to save Kennedy and his crew. After his own boat was destroyed, ... «CBS Local, May 14»
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Source of pride: Veteran served on PT boat in the Mediterranean
If you know anything about President Kennedy, you know that a PT boat is a smaller, faster craft designed to attack larger ships with torpedoes. Their mission ... «Winston-Salem Journal, May 14»
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PT boat project turns into battle
A battle between a local marina and local museum over renovations to a World War II era PT boat has escalated into a lawsuit and a criminal probe. The fight ... «Sandusky Register, Apr 14»
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'Tom Cat' Kitten pounced on German subs with a PT boat
“The PT boat had just one depth charge and two torpedoes — one on each side,” he explained of the high-speed craft that could deliver a lethal punch when ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jan 14»
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Last surviving member of PT boat crew that saved Kennedy dies
In 1943, Gardo's PT 157 was sent to rescue the survivors of PT 109, which was cut in half by a Japanese ship. The crew knew where PT 109 was when it sank, ... «The State, Nov 13»
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PT Boats: The Only Fast Attack Craft Fit for a President
PT Boats, or just PT's (or "Devil Boats" by the Japanese), were originally conceived as fast-moving anti-aircraft platforms however they proved massively effective ... «Gizmodo, Nov 13»

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