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 Author  Topic: ELCO 70 Foot PT Boats - Set #4
Frank J Andruss Sr

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SET #4 - Elco 70 footers in Cuba.



PT-17 Listing to Starboard. Nothing in Kenney's report about this.




Another shot of PT-17 at the dock.




PT-18 at the dock in Cienfuegos, Cuba.




PT-18 with a sheared prop being replaced in Cuba.




Another look at PT 18.




PT 18 Sailor, holding the sheared prop.


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  FRANK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of FRANK  Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 11:28am
Hi ya Frank-

I just love those old shots of the 70 footers! Keep 'em comin'!

Do you know of any companies that produce a kit or hull configuration of the 70 footer in say 1/32 scale? I'd love to build a model of one and I'm sure other modelers out there would as well! It would make a very sweet radio controlled model with twin 550's, HMMMM!

Thanks again Frank!

Frank Ryczek, Jr.
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Drew Cook

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Hey Frank,

Is that the first PT tender Niagra in the background in the third photo in Set #4 ("PT-18 at the dock in Cienfuegos, Cuba")?


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Drew

Yes that is the USS NIAGRA in the background. Just a side note here, PT 18 clipped her Prop, shearing off a blade or two. In one ohoto you wil notice PT 18, with a group on her Stern. They were changing the prop...............


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MicroGlass (www.microglass.net) produces a 1/32 scale fiberglass hull of the 77' boat. With a little surgery....

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David Waples

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Greetings Al,
What are the chances of our friends at Bluejacket putting out a 77' or 70' PT? Also curious how the 80' Elco sold. I bought two of them myself.
Dave

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To mr. Drew Cook

my dad was on the Niagra when sunk

do you have any details as to crew names additional photo.s

I am now 60 and retired army putting together everything for my kids

he lost everything when went dowm everything is great in terms of information

my e mail

wayne-chancey@excite.com

much thanks in advance

hwc

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