JFK died in Dallas fifty years ago today.
in order to mark that (apolitically) on a war relic forum, let us not forget that JFK was also a soldier.
He served on the PT-109. Most will know the story of the PT-109 being hit by a Japanese naval vessel, so wont rehash that here.
Here a pic from the JFK inauguration.
A 'mock-up' of the PT-109 passing by the stands.
In reality the PT-796 painted to look like the PT-109 in honour of JFK's service on that PT boat.
Info, torpedo tube found by Ballard and resting place of the PT-109 & info on the PT-796
MaritimeQuest - USS PT-109 Page 1
PT-796, info/specs. Today an exhibit at Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of historic naval ships.
Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - PT-796