THE MEN – Tough British sailors schooled in the traditions of Trafalgar. Lean, hard-fighting Americans spurred on by the memory of Pearl Harbour.
THE SHIPS – MTBs of the Royal Navy – four torpedo tubes, six guns, capable of 40 knots. Patrol Torpedo Boats of the US Navy – four tubes, five guns, a top speed of 45 knots.
THE OBJECTIVE – To close with the enemy…FAST!