National Geographic : 1941 Jun
00 Photograph from Pictures Inc. Hard to Ride as a Bucking Bronco Are the Vicious Little "Mosquito Boats" They can dash in close to an enemy ship in a surprise attack at terrific speed, let loose their torpedoes and skipaway (page 695). Inaheavy sea their crews take a severe pounding. These boats, cruising down the quiet Potomac River, reveal how torpedo tubes are placedon the sides, with antiaircraft machine guns in turrets. The letters "PT" mean "patrol torpedo boat," but a woman visitor asked a sailor if they stood for "pint boats"! Their insignia isamosquito riding ahurtling torpedo.