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 Author  Topic: Blue prints for .50 Cal. depression rails on Higgins 625 class PT
Donald Shannon

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Hello all:

I am looking for blue print drawings depicting:
Gun Depression rails for the Twin 50 Caliber gun turrets on Higgins PT Boats
The prints will be used to fabricate rails for PT 796 here at Battleship Cove so anything from the 625 class up should be okay. Any photographs detailing the turrets and depression rails on this Class Higgins would also be helpful. I have already found plans in the (The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) online library) but they are plans for PT 450 - 485 I am currently researching to see it these plans will work for the 796 boat the turrets were already moved further back towards the stern on the 485 boat but thats all I have so far.

Any help would be appreciated.



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Donald Shannon

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Thanks Al:
The gun rail design looks very similar to the design depicted in the blueprints for the 485 boat with the exception of the added horizontal rail that runs above the other rails for the Radar mast. Hopefully I can locate an original blue print with fabrication details for the 625 class.


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