PT-171 In Action (Photos By Skipper Emerson Cole) - Courtesy of Battleship Cove, MA
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"PT-125, astern as usual". In addition to the love for the ocean, my grandfather often reminisced about racing fellow PT boats. He would smile broadly when he told me of the tricks and tweaks the crews would do to the engines to out-race the others. He wouldn't tell us about the actual horrors of war, just "the good stuff" sun, racing, ocean... Of course we got the impression that being in the Navy was like going to summer camp.