PT Boats are not widely known about in the world today, as they were during WWII. Without PT Boats, World War II would have been a lot tougher to win. Different companies made different versions of PT Boats. The three companies were: 1) Elco 2) Higgins 3) Huckins Boats Length Weight Speed Engines Horse Power Year Elco 70' 40 Tons 45 Knots 3 1200 1940 Elco 77' 46 Tons 42 Knots 3 1200 1941 Elco 80' 51 Tons 43 Knots 3 1350 1942 Elco 80' 61 Tons 41 Knots 3 1500 1945 Higgins 78' 43 Tons 40 Knots 3 1350 1943 Higgins 78' 48 Tons 40 Knots 3 1500 1945 Huckins 78' 42 Tons 3 1350 1943 Here's a fun fact: The PT Boats were put together using a total of 400,000 wood screws, rivets, and nails. Over 20,000 were used on the deck alone!