The Mosquito Fleet, first published in 1963, is a classic account of America's small but strategically important fleet of PT boats during the Second World War. The lightweight boats proved to be a significant 'irritant' to the enemy in terms of their effectiveness in combat, hence the nickname 'Mosquito.' The book covers the use of PT boats in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters, and is based on action reports, squadron histories, and other naval records, plus diaries, letters, anecdotes, etc. supplied by PT crewmen. Included are six maps.
Author Bern Keating served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was the author of a number of history-related books. He passed away in 2004.