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 Author  Topic: New PT Boat section on NAVSOURCE website
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: May 3, 2009 - 12:46pm
Hey everyone! Good news! The people at the excellent Naval Historic website, called NAVSOURCE.org have just opened a new section covering PT Boats. It lists all USN PT Boats and PTC's along with photos and a short synopsis of the unit history. It is still under construction, but what Master Chief Joe Radigan (the section editor) has gotten installed so far looks very good! Here is the link you should check it out for yourself. Jerry

http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05idx.htm

Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: May 3, 2009 - 1:19pm
It's great to see NAVSOURCE finally getting a PT section. Problem is, there are a lot of identification and technical errors! For example, PT-7 is described as aluminum, but was wood. PTC1-12 (70' ELCOs) are listed as 63' boats and are clumped with the MIAMI 63' PTCs. Boats identified as PT 71 and 72 are actually two of the 69' boats built for the RNN. I'm going to drop them a line and offer clarification assistance.

Al Ross


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victorkchun

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: May 7, 2009 - 9:59am
As I clicked on a PT boat for picture, I noticed a number like 73k
in the column name size. Can someone tell me what that stands for?
Victor

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: May 7, 2009 - 10:03am
Victor,
That number refers to the photo size, expressed in kilobytes (k).

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  FRANK

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Hey Jerry thanks for posting this site. I just went on it and it;s fantastic! Can't wait until it's completed!

Frank Ryczek, Jr.
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YOUR FRIEND THROUGH SCALE SHIP MODELING AND PT BOAT HISTORY!

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  Glenn Anderson

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Yes the Navsource site is confusing and still under construction.

Does anyone know if ELCO built any 63' Crash Boats?

On a side note, I visited Kingston NY last month, quite the operation!

Visited my old Sea Scout boat the 1357, hope to see PT/AVR drag races on the Hudson!

Eyeballing the hull designes between the 1357 and other PT hulls, the 63 had tighter ribbing and framework with a deeper bow rise for offshore seas. Would be great to compare speed trials with PT 728 and 1357 both with GM-8V92's.

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No, Elco did not build them, Miami Ship Yard did.


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TGConnelly

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I was just on that site and I did not see any reference to PT-7 being aluminum and the descriptor (in yellow) for PTC 1-12 ...have them as 70 footers.



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It's great to see NAVSOURCE finally getting a PT section. Problem is, there are a lot of identification and technical errors! For example, PT-7 is described as aluminum, but was wood. PTC1-12 (70' ELCOs) are listed as 63' boats and are clumped with the MIAMI 63' PTCs. Boats identified as PT 71 and 72 are actually two of the 69' boats built for the RNN. I'm going to drop them a line and offer clarification assistance.

Al Ross







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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jul 29, 2009 - 8:52am
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I was just on that site and I did not see any reference to PT-7 being aluminum and the descriptor (in yellow) for PTC 1-12 ...have them as 70 footers.





The Master Chief and I have been corresponding a bit and he's been making some changes as he goes. There were still some problems with the PTC entries last time I looked, but I'm sure he'll get them sorted out.

Al Ross



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TGConnelly

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Check again, there are no errors ................


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