Combat-hardened WWII PT boat makes triumphant return to the water
By Greg Norman
Published March 10, 2017
Senior Captain George Benedetto pushes the throttle forward, and PT-305 – the only combat-hardened World War II boat of its kind to be sailing today – rumbles even faster through the waters of Louisiana’s Lake Ponchartrain, bobbing up and down as wind hits the captain’s helm with an intensity enough to make one’s eyes squint.
This is cool! Somehow history feels more real when you can see it before your eyes and touch it. At least it was to me when Mrs. PeteS in CA and I toured Dachau, the WW2 submarine USS Pampanito (a museum in SF), and the RN light cruiser HMS Belfast(a museum in London on the Thames near the Tower Bridge).