And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
"Captain wants to go waterskiing........"ReplyDelete
Are those two Packard 12 cylinder engines. Wow!!ReplyDelete
My question would be: good enough ear protectors?ReplyDelete
How does 9 stacks divide into 24 cyl?ReplyDelete
probably the middle set services both enginesDelete
Does anyone truly EVER have enough motor?ReplyDelete
PT boats had three of them suckers.
If you look closer the middle row are doubled up.ReplyDelete
Port side engine exhaust stacks look black around the exit. Not running as well as the other engine.ReplyDelete
On one of my summer midshipman cruises (mid '70s) I saw some of the Navy's last remaining PT boats in San Diego. (I believe these versions had aluminum hulls, and they might have served in Viet Nam.) I thought they were cool as hell, but a crewman hated the engines. (Not sure they were Packards; they might have been Rolls-Royce.) In his words, they were "made of plastic" and the only place the Navy had to get them repaired was in the Philippines.ReplyDelete
The original PT boats were given to Allies, or burned in place. Wood hulls, the Navy wasn't going to pay for maintenance on toys.ReplyDelete