Re: [MV] PT Boats gasoline

Steven P. Allen (
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:45:31 -0500

At 09:48 PM 7/14/98 EDT, wrote:
>In a message dated 98-07-13 19:46:10 EDT, writes:

>It is my recollection that PT boats used a small Marine Diesel but I don't
>know who manufactured it.

No they were gas, but

> These engines were reasonably reliable and efficient
>once running but they were very difficult to start. It was a cardinal rule
>amongst PT boat skippers that you never, ever shut off your engine in a combat

you are quite right about this part.

>Lt Jg. John F. Kennedy was nearly disciplined severely . . . .

As he should have been, but

> It
>was decided however that his behavior after the fact was sufficently heroic to
>cause him to be commended and decorated instead.
>(It probably fell to his favor that his father was the US Embassador to
>England as well.)

"It's good to be the king." Rabbi Tuckmann, Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Steve Allen

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