Just watched again, John Wayne's "They Were Expendable". In one scene, the navy guys hand over their PT boat to the army, who were supposedly going to patrol a lake with it. I was thinking, that doesn't make any sense. How would the army know how to run and maintain a PT boat. So I look it up on Wiki, and maybe the story is actually true. But seems like the army never got the boat to the lake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT-41 What say you? Could the army have actually successfully operated the PT boat, and kept it running? Or was it maybe some hairbrained idea a junior officer had, since the navy didn't want/need it any more? I got the impression from the movie (where I get all my historical facts) that the boat wasn't running anyway. It was out of torpedos, and no fuel around, and maybe was severely damaged. So the navy guys were just gonna leave it (or maybe burn it, if that was their protocol). I can't figure the navy guys would have given up the PT boat if it still ran, and if they had fuel, because they were probably loathe to walk on foot. So, I'm thinking if the navy guys couldn't run it, how the heck did the army guys think they had a chance with it? I'm guessing the engines and mechanicals needed skilled operators. Not to mention, it probably wasn't easy to skipper. Ok, maybe some army guy could drive it, maybe, but how would they keep it running? What say you?