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!