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Old 01-17-2013, 07:48 AM   #1982
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US Torpedoes were very erratic during the early days of WWII. During an attack on a German Cargo ship protected by 4 E-Boats, (no discussion on how to properly spell please ) PT 206 ( Lt. DuBose) and PT 216 (Lt. (jg.) Sanders) fired two torpedoes each. PT 212 (Sinclair) was lining up for a shot when when a torpedo fired by PT 206, running wild, porpoised along side PT 212. Sinclair swung his boat hard right as the torpedo passed, and then returned to a firing course.
Lt. DuBose, PT Division Commander, impatiently asked Sinclair by radio, "How many have you fired?"
"None yet," Sinclair replied. "I'm to damned busy dodging yours."
From At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy
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