Combine Naval History with a Day of Fun
Located on Mount Hope Bay in Fall River, Massachusetts, Battleship Cove is home to the national historic landmarks USS Massachusetts, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Lionfish, PT 617, and PT 796. The patrol boats, covered in Naval History’s April 2001 “Museum Report” and displayed at the National PT Boat Museum, are the world’s only restored pair of motor torpedo boats. The museum also exhibits squadron plaques, scale models of PT boats, a captured Japanese suicide demolition boat, and the actual model of the PT boat used in the 1965 movie In Harm’s Way, starring John Wayne. A wall plaque honors PT boaters killed in action, and a video presents oral descriptions of the boats’ contributions in World War II.