‘Go on, my friend, and fear nothing; you carry Cæsar and his fortunes in your boat.’
Plutarch (c. 46–120 AD)
A 78-foot Higgins motor torpedo boat, PT-77, cuts through the wake of a sister PT boat in Panama Bay, 25 January 1943, during an exercise. Assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13, she participated in the Aleutian and Southwest Pacific Campaigns during her service from 4 September 1942 until 1 February 1945, when two U.S. escort ships off Luzon, Philippines, mistakenly sank her.
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