CHRONICLES OF THE PT-157
WITH BRIDGE CARNEY
Mr. Carney is a PT boat historian and PT model maker with special emphasis on the ELCO PT boats and specifically on the PT 157. His two books on the subject, written in collaboration with the original Skipper and torpedo man of the PT 157, cover the making of his highly accurate and detailed PT 157 model, which will be on display at the presentation! Mr. Carney will review the ELCO PT boat and its missions in the Pacific, as well as discuss the PT 157, its crew, and its assignments in the Solomon Islands. He will recount some of the more notable and harrowing missions for the crew of the PT 157 in the South Pacific during the summer of 1943. These missions include the 157’s skillfully executed rescue, in contested waters, of the PT 109 crew and its Skipper Lt. John F. Kennedy, would go on to become the 35th President of the United States.
Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Thursday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6.30pm and the lecture begins at 7.00pm. Entry is free with membership, $5 for non-members, $4 for seniors.