NAVY SHIPS - MOSQUITO BOAT
Navy 'Mosquito' Boats Passing New York Skyline: A squadron of new
Navy PT 'mosquito' torpedo boats shown under way, passing by
lower Manhattan skyline, on the way out to sea. These new and
powerful little 77 foot boats are powered by three 1,200 h.p.
engines and can hit a top speed of around 70 mph. They are
extremely well armed for defensive and offensive purposes by
heavy calibre machine guns and torpedo tubes. (1942).
Rudy Arnold Color Transparency Number C 1176
(Rev 4/24/96) Kristine Kaske