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 Author  Topic: Rare PT Boat Tech Manuals found
  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: Dec 15, 2009 - 11:29am
Hello Message Board Members. I was looking through some old files we have been gathering here at the Save the PT Boat Inc PT 658 in Portland Oregon, and came across 4 PT Boat related Tech Manuals. I am mailing them to Rich Pekelney at HNSA so he can scan them for adding to the internet on their excellent website library of Tech Manuals for PT Boat Related equipment. The ones I found are pretty exciting:

TM 9-252 Army Single Mount Bofors 40mm

PT Boat 50 cal mount Mark 19 Mod 0 Weapons Pamphlet Dated 1942

PT Boat 50 cal mount Mark 19 Mod 1 and Mod 2 Weapons Pamphlet Dated 1943

PT Boat Hydraulic Operated 50 cal Machine gun mount made by Dewandre Company mounted on PT44. Dated 1942 This appears to be a copy that was on PT44, a 77 ft Elco Boat. The book is full of hydraulic drawings and sketches etc.

After about a month, when these Manuals are posted online, I will let you guys know. I know a lot of you modelers and historians are interested in seeing the details of these weapons systems as they related to the PT Boats. Jerry Gilmartin PT658 Portland, OR

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Alex Johnson

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Alex Johnson  Posted on: Dec 15, 2009 - 11:40am
Sounds like great stuff, Jerry. My thanks in advance for having these manuals posted for us to enjoy. ALEX


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Dec 16, 2009 - 2:08am
Great Jerry, I'm really looking forward to seeing them. Especially the .50 manuals. Thank you for sending them to Rich for scanning!

Digging through Dick's ELCO plan collection, they show a "special ordnance" installation of an Army 40mm on the 174 and later on the 560-565. I'm not too familiar with the 40mm guns, is this a different gun from the 40mm usually installed?



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 16, 2009 - 10:33am
Jeff, I'll second that--thanks, Jerry! Especially looking forward to the manual on the Dewandre turret.

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Will Day

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Thanks from all of us, Jerry.

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  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: Dec 16, 2009 - 12:21pm
Hey Jeff,
I am unsure of what the exact differences are between the single Army version of the Bofors 40mm cannon and the USN PT single barrel mount. I know (obviously) that the Army mount has a wheeled carriage and the Navy mount was bolted to the deck. But other than that, the weapons appear to be identical in their construction and operation characteristics. The TM9-252 explains the actual construction and operation of the weapon, and is loaded with photographs and drawings. I think about 95% of the information in the Tech Manual will apply to the Navy Mount as well. Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jerry:

A very nice find indeed, and I thank you for making them available to all of us here on the message board. I think this would be a good fund raiser for the boat. What do you think?


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  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: Dec 29, 2009 - 9:53am
Hey everybody,
I just checked and these new manuals are now posted Online for your enjoyment. Here is the link to the HNSA (Historic Naval Ships Assn) website. http://www.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm I would like to thank Rich Pekelney their webmaster for scanning them and posting on line. Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jerry

Simply wonderful and they make great drawings as well. Thanks so much for sharing these with the message board Jerry.................


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Cool, thanks from me too Jerry. And to Rich, what a great website.

You wouldn't happen to have a Mark 8 torpedo manual would you?



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