MTBSTC: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Center

Jones, Charles B.

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This book is the first comprehensive history of an important, but mostly overlooked, element of the World War II Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats: the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center (MTBSTC) in Melville, Rhode Island. While not every sailor who served on PT boats went through the training at MTBSTC, every PT sailor was affected by what went on there. The MTBSTC created the PT boats’ operational policies and tactics, as well as weapons and equipment experimentation and development. Even th