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Jeff D

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Higher resolution images can be found here with various search terms:
http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=pt%20boat

They have video also, thought I could download them but rigamarole and cost prevented me.

Manned by sailors of the Republic of Korea Navy, the small but powerful PT boat 26 still maintains its World War II "Devil Boat" status, engaging in harrassing attacks against the east coast of North Korea. A 5 inch rocket is launched and speeds swiftly towards an enemy held village.
NARA FILE #: 80-G-444157
Photographer's Name: Unknown
Location: unknown
Date Shot: 5/14/1952
VIRIN: 80-G-444157


PT boats making various trial high speed runs & turns in Sasebo Harbor, Japan. The boats were transfered to ROK Navy by the U.S.
NARA FILE #: 80-G-439416
Photographer's Name: PH3 E. A. McDade
Location: unknown
Date Shot: 1/24/1952
VIRIN: 80-G-439416


Personnel of ROK Navy stand at attention on board PT boat while Korean national anthem is played . Four patrol torpedo boats were added to ROK Navy when V.Adm. Won IL Sohn, ROKN, accepted the vessels from U.S. Naval authorities in Sasebo, Japan. The transfer was made by R.Adm. George C. Dyer, USN.
NARA FILE #: 80-G-438008
Photographer's Name: Unknown
Location: unknown
Date Shot: 1/24/1952
VIRIN: 80-G-438008


ROK sailor raising Korean flag on stern of PT boat after transfer from U.S. Navy at Sasebo, Japan.
NARA FILE #: 80-G-439414
Photographer's Name: PH3 E. A. McDade
Location: unknown
Date Shot: 1/24/1952
VIRIN: 80-G-439414


VA.Adm. Sohn Won Yil, ROK Navy, at Helm of a PT boat during speed trial run in Sasebo, Harbor, Japan. The boat had been transferred to ROK by the U.S.
NARA FILE #: 80-G-439415
Photographer's Name: PH3 E. A. McDade
Location: unknown
Date Shot: 1/24/1952
VIRIN: 80-G-439415


Retired LT J.M. Newberry, USN, right, presents LCDR David M. Lee, prospective commanding officer of the guided missile combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4), with a plaque on behalf of the PT-boat Society.
Photographer's Name: Boeing Marine Systems
Location: RENTON
Date Shot: 9/16/1981
VIRIN: DN-SN-82-01436


Photographic composite of motor torpedo boats (PTFs) underway.
Photographer's Name: UNKNOWN
Location: UNKNOWN
Date Shot: 5/1/1975
VIRIN: DN-SC-86-00158


Give us LUMBER for more PT's. 1943. Color poster. (Office of Government Reports) Exact Date Shot Unknown
NARA FILE #: 044-PA-885
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 822
Photographer's Name: Unknown
Location: UNKNOWN
Date Shot: 1/1/1943
VIRIN: HD-SN-99-02481




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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jeff:

Thanks so much for posting some great photographs, although I must admit, seeing other Sailors and another Country's Flag on our PT BOATS is a bit strange. One thing I noticed. In picture one, while firing one of the Rockets, there is no trail of smoke coming from the rear of rocket launcher. Would there not be a trail of smoke, or were these built so that there was none. I know little of the rocket launchers because they really were not used much before the War came to a close.

Also, the last picture shows PT 34. I have the original poster of this, of course in color. Mine says 1942 on the lower right hand corner


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Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

NOW - they do that ....................... just my darned luck.


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Jeff D

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I was a bit nonplussed too Frank, my first thought was Japanese... As for the Give Me Wood poster, maybe it took a few months to update to b&w. Seriously though, there were several typos in the description, and the rocket shot image was horizontally flipped.

If I wanted to order the videos, I'd have to contact the Pentagon...




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David Waples

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The boats looked pretty good in 1952. I wonder what became of them? Interesting modeling subject.
Dave

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Jeff D

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Frank, the rocket was probably powered by ballistite, a smokeless propellant made from nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin. Here's some info on the rockets:

http://www.pt-boat.com/rocket/rocket.html


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks Jeff, great information on the Rockets and the firing systems...........


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Jeff D

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Yes Frank, John has a great site. I love the way he shows how to make various components actually work.

David, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Korean PT fishing boat. They must have liked the rocket launcher, per Al's post.



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TED WALTHER

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Jeff;
I found these about two weeks ago, you will notice the ones at the pier need to flipped as the negative was reversed.

David;
The one firing the rockets, ROSK PT 26(aka PT 613)was lost in a fire on Sept 18, 1952.
ROSK PT 23(aka PT 616) no known outcome.

ROSK PT 25(aka PT 619) was aquired by PT Boats Inc and shipped to Memphis in 1968.

ROSK PT 27(aka PT 620) was scrapped in 1964.
Take care,
TED


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TGConnelly

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David -

The Korean boats were used, decommissioned and basically left to rot. The 619 was bought by Boats Newberry but was too far gone to be restored.

Garth

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The boats looked pretty good in 1952. I wonder what became of them? Interesting modeling subject.
Dave

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