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alross2

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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: Apr 8, 2011 - 7:09am
Someone on one of the others lists on which I lurk posted this site that has a couple shots of PTs on tankers that I've not seen before: http://www.throughtheireyes2.co.uk/WW2-US-TANKERS-SHIPPING-PLANES.html

There is also one shot of some boats I don't recognize. They might be Army watercraft; will have to check Grover's book.

Al Ross


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victorkchun

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 - 9:11am
Hi Al, Those are great photos. I like the way you blued the link to
make it easy for the rest of us. Why can't all of you guys do the same?
Victor

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TGConnelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 - 10:37am
Victor,

Hi ...

I THINK, and I am not a IT guy, trust me, but if you type the address of a link a certain way, it automatically appears in a different color from what you typed in ...

I could be wrong; but I've noticed that whenever I type a web address into an email or a WORD document, after I typed it and press the space bar, that the address automatically changes color and becomes underlined ...

Just my two cents; take it whatever way you want guys ... I'm no expert and I don't play one on TV.

Garth


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TED WALTHER

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 - 11:54am
Al;
I enlarged one of the photos in paint, One boat looks like it could be RON 21 PT 325(look on engineroom vent of boat on right side), but the second two numbers are a bit fuzzy, the backround does look like Brooklyn.

the other photo that shows 80' Elco's with torpedo tubes has either had the war time sensor scrape out the boat numbers on the port side cockpit bulkheads or the crew put tape over them, for transport security reasons.
Take care,
TED


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Hadly

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Victor, Dick already explained this to us guys here on this message board. He took the time to make a demonstration video for us. Maybe most have just ignored it, I don't know. I went to his You Tube page and copied the embement thing link and have posted it below for those that have forgot or didn't see it. just click on the start button or go to the youtube webpage link below that





http://www.ptboats.org/cgi-local/sitenetbbs/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=2100&pg=3&sc=20&x=0


I hope all this links work - otherwise i;ll be sitting hear with egg on my face and I'm sure I'll hear from you guys and Dick!
SH


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Glenn Anderson

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Al,
Excellent site!
My dad during WWII as a Kings Point 1943 grad transported PT's on the Uss Turkey Island to Perth, Australia!
Wow they really loaded the tankers tight!
Glenn


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Glenn Anderson

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The boats resemble SC-110Ft sub chasers.


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TGConnelly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 15, 2011 - 1:11pm
Glenn,

Hi.

Your father was a King's Point grad? My uncle was too. John M. "Jack" Connelly, Jr. ... In fact, he used to have the distinction of being the youngest man to hold Captain's papers.

But, unfortunately, due to color-blindness, he couldn't serve above deck. He was an Engineer during his service. He used to tell me about his experiences on the Murmansk Run. On one trip, he had a leather jacket shot right off his back.

He died last week ...

Funny you mentioned 110' SCs, my late father served on the SC-699 from 1944 to 1946. My grandfather served on the SC-21 and SC-253 in WW1.

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Glenn Anderson

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Greetings Garth,

First my condolences, Fair winds and following seas.

My dad also did the Archangel (sp?) run a few times on the Uss Cape Hatteras a C-1A Cargo.

He never talked about receiving fire but did mention a few sub encounters.

He was too young at the time to enlist in the Marines with his buddy and had some engineering training from the family machine shop thus ended up at Kings point.

Glenn




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I see.

I think I remember my uncle saying that his ship was the ROBERT STANTON, or ROBERT B. STANTON ... it had STANTON in the name.

Garth


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