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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Just curious here. Where did the boats end up after the Navy took control of them. At Elco, when completed, where did the boats head to. Did they all go under their own power. Where were they loaded. Did all boats go up the Hudson. I should know the sequence, but not really sure. Higgins boats went where, and how about Huckins in Florida.........


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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Just by reading all the books and info I have gathered from various Vets. It appears that early Rons were commissioned at Elco, others were commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Once the boats were accepted they shuttled back and forth between BNY and Melville, what we call work up training prior to deployment. during this period some boats had their mufflers installed at Fifes shipyard at Glenwood Landing, NY(RON 2(2) was also commissioned here).then to Florida and then the Carribean run to Panama, if they were not shipped.
Higgins boats did their work ups on Lake Ponchatrain, LA then to Florida then the Carribean run, if they were not shipped.
Huckins boats of course went to RON 4 as training baots, then to RON 14 and Panama. RON 26 I hardly know anything about, except they remained in Hawaii. Even when the RON 1 boats came back to Hawaii from Alaska, they were working up to go out to the Phillipines, to blow lanes through mine fields with 600lbs depth charges.
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Frank,

My fathers boat (PT-154) went from the Elco trials to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Pier G and later Pier J) From there it moved to a floating crane (2 Dec 1942) and was docked in a cradle (3 Dec 1942). The floating crane brought the cradled boat to the USS White Plains which was at Pier 62 in New York City and loaded her aboard (8 Dec 1942). While the White Plains was moored, the deck log used the term 'docked in cradle'. The White Plains stayed at Pier 62 until it left for Panama (22 Dec 1942). From then ... until it was unloaded in Panama it was listed as 'secured in cradle'.



That snow on the decks was a one-time event. I don't think it snowed much in Panama, Noumea, Tulagi, and the Phillipines.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks Gys for the update on the boats.


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