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Alamo Scout

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 4, 2009 - 2:51am
Colleen,

Photos of PT-300. Enjoy.









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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jul 4, 2009 - 9:59am

Hi Lance . . .

I corrected the photo links in your post. The photos now appear.

Please note, you had converted all of the IMG to image which is correct, however on the end tags of each link you forgot to add the " / " before the code " image " ( /image ). This slash only appears on the ending code of each photo link.

Thanks for sharing your images,
Dick . . . .


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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 5, 2009 - 11:54am
Dick,

In the middle photo of the five you posted, there are a couple of items that I can't quite figure out and have never seen before on this group of boats. It appears from the photo that there is some sort of bulwark on either side of the depression rail and that there is a canvas covered object mounted on a post just forward of the depression rail. Can you make out what these are from the copies you have? I suspect that the covered object is a .30 cal, but am not sure.

Al


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jul 5, 2009 - 12:58pm

Al,

These were Lance's (Alamo Scout) Photos, I was just repairing his links due non-displaying images. He might have a better view of the actual photos.

I enlarged the photo - below - I'm sure your seeing opened lids of the ready boxes. Some of the Higgins boxes were quite long, wide and low. They could have been combo barrel/ammo boxes. Then the tube, not sure what it is, it right at the rear hatch, the item on top doesn't appear to be canvas rather a large cloth of some sorts.

Dick . . .





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Thanks, Dick. Much clearer and understandable. Agree about the ammo lockers. The post/rag/whatever is still a mystery.

Al


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Will Day

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Yeah, that's either a .30-cal with a cloth over it or a broom and mop stuck upside down in a tube of some kind (sort of like looking at cloud formations).

Do you think that shot was taken from a dock or another boat moored alongside? Also, the crewman sure doesn't seem to be dressed for cold weather....



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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Ooh Ooh! I know what it is! The broom and swab (what we call them in the Navy) are stuck into a Water filled cooling tube for the 20mm barrels. The water can be drained from the pipe when not needed. The idea is you shoot the gun until 3 magazines are used up, then you swap out the pare barrel with the hot barrel and put the hot barrel into the cooling tube until you need to swap it out again. I saw these on the blueprints showing the 20mm setup on the Higgins boats from the Louisiana Digital Library. We also have these similar cooling tubes on the LCI 713 at every 20mm gun tub. That would be my best guess! Jerry PT 658

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jul 6, 2009 - 1:52pm

Hey Jerry . . .

Looks like you're right on as usual . . . see print image below.

Dick . . . .









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Nice work, guys!!

Al


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Guys,

That's a heck of a nice Salmon also, good eatin' if you have stationed there !




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