That wasn't a gunboat. That was, I believe, PT-71. It was an unit of PT RON 2(2) - the smallest commissioned PT squadron - just three boats, PT-71, 72 and 199. These three boats were utilized by the OSS to land agents in Nazi-held territory.
: I found it interseting at 11.54 that it showed
: a US Higgins 78 ft long PT converted to a
: gunboat with baskets on each side for
: for rope ladders.
: Did the navy used these similarly as the
: Coast Guard had the 83 ft boats to rescue
: crews from sunken landing craft.
: Lastly I've never seen this configuration
: befor did it mean that the US armed these
: PT's this
: way to be able to confront the steel hulled
: diesel engined German S-boats. Because I
: know they were heavy armed. Thank you for
: finding this on Youtube.
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: Familiar footage but redone in High
: and wow what a difference.