In the night of August 2, 1943 the 26 year old Lieutenant John F. Kennedy was at the wheel of PT 109 in the western Solomon Islands... 

The Motor Torpedo Boats was widely deployed during the second world war, and became feared for their speed and heavy arming.

That night the boat was sunk by a Japanese Destroyer, and John managed to resque his crew.

Later on he became a war hero for his efforts, and as President of the U.S.A. he always had a model of the PT 109 on his desk. 

hISTORICAL pt Boats  (MTB)

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PT Boat T26

T26 was deployed in the Swedish Navy during World War II. The ship is a K-marked living museum, carefully maintained to deliver full speed, feelings and sound from the past. You will stand on deck during the trip, with good protection from the wind. The ship is stable - we have had guests aged 5-85. 

Built: 1942 by Kockums in Malmö

Length: 20 meters

Tonnage: 27 tons

Armament: Two 530 mm torpedoes, one 20 mm automatic cannon Bofors

Engines: 2 Isotta Fraschini, 57 liters, 1500 hp

Maximum speed: 50 Knots

Crew: 11

Guests: 12

 

PT Boat T56

T56 was deployed in the Swedish Navy from 1957. The ship is a K-marked living museum, carefully maintained to deliver full speed, with the feelings and sounds from the past. You will stand on deck during the trip, and the ship offers protection from the wind and is very stable - we have had guests aged 5-85. 

Built: 1957 by Stockholms Örlogsvarv

Length: 23 meters

Tonnage: 43 tons

Armament: Two 530 mm torpedoes

                   One 40 mm automatic cannon Bofors

                   Two Machine Guns

Engines: 3 CRM 18D/SS, 18 cyl, 1650 HP per engine

Maximum speed: 50 Knots

Crew: 16

Guests: 12

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