Support & Purchasable Items

Click the book to buy "Building the PT Boats" by Frank J. Andruss Sr.
“Building the PT Boats” by Frank J. Andruss Sr. This wonderful collection of rare and never before published photo’s is a must for the PT Boat Historian. The book deals with the three major PT boat builders, Elco Naval Division of Bayonne, New Jersey, Higgins Industries of New Orleans and Huckins Yacht Corporation of Florida. One hundred sixty-two full-page illustrations, selected by Frank J. Andruss Sr., curator of the acclaimed Mosquito Fleet Exhibit, give the reader an unparalleled understanding of the construction and operation of U.S. Navy torpedo boats. It's the closest thing to being on board! The book features 182 pages filled with construction photos.
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Building the PT Boats: An Illustrated History of U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat Construction in World War II



Click the book to buy "PT Boats Behind the Senes" by Frank J. Andruss Sr.
“PT Boats behind the Scenes” by Frank J. Andruss Sr. An inside look at the massive efforts needed to keep the Navy's PT Boats in fighting trim. From the stories of Repair Training Units, Bases, FEMU barges, and tenders, the reader will get a real understanding of the men who made up these specialized units. Almost two hundred rarely seen photographs selected by Frank J. Andruss Sr, curator of the acclaimed Mosquito Fleet Exhibit. Photographs and ship histories of every PT tender that operated in World War II. Numerous photographs of forward bases in the Solomons, New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, the Mediterranean, and England. Detailed accounts of personnel, facilities, and curriculum at the Repair Training Units.
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PT Boats Behind The Scenes



* * Donation of PT boat artifacts are always sought after to help keep the highly educational exhibit fresh and expanding. Please contact us for information on how you can help.



* * Monetary donations are always welcome, all such procedes go to directly to support and expand the exhibits showings. This exhibit keeps alive the history of these great wooden boats and the men that fought and died on them during World War II. Please contact us for information on how you can help.



* * The Mosquito Fleet also offers several CD’s, including Devil Boats, Giant Killers, Elco Photographs 1 & 2, PT Boat Diaries, and PT Boats 1 & 2. Please contact us at mosquitofleet@comcast.net for information on these our ship store items.





Dedicated
to all who served on,
built and repaired
U.S. Navy PT Boats

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