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Nathaniel Smith

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Does anyone know about Fyfe's Shipyard on Long Island in Glenwood Landing? Many Elco PT Boats seemed to have gone there after delivery to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

My father's boat (PT-156 at that time) went there and was dry-docked for a day. This was before being loaded on the SS White Plains for its trip to Panama.

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TED WALTHER

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Nat;
Fife's was a private yard where Elco Mufflers were instaled on 77' and early series 80' ELCO's. They also were sub contracted to paint camo schemes on some 80' ELCO's(up to around RON 29, possibly 34 and 35). They also fitted out RON 2(2) prior to shipment to England (camo paint and needed modifications.). I think Al posted a rare photo a few pages back of a ELCO 77 on the marine railway at Fifes.
I was there as a kid ( age 8, 1971), on the way over to my Uncle Georges home in Glen Cove, my Dad and I went to pick up some Gallons of paint and a new prop for our 1954 34' Deltaville deadrise sedan cruiser "NAPA". My cousin Paul Ketcham, used to do all our repair work at his boatyard in Amityville, but that season he was backed up with customers boats needing repairs and there was no room for us, Since we had the boat on blocks in our backyard, Dad and I made repairs at our home that spring, then craned her into the water.
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I believe Fyfe's was also where the 368-371 boats were outfitted with Elco fittings...

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Nathaniel Smith

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You guys are great. Thank you!



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Here's the original photo from which the closeup was cropped. The boat in the foreground is one of the four 70' CPB boats that became PT 368-371.



This shot is identified in Adrian Rance's FAST BOATS AND FLYING BOATS as the Greenwich Shipyard and shows a number of the CPB boats being readied for transfer to the RNN.



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Notice the Exhaust ports of the center boat. They are staggered in trips, instead of the Elco stacks straight across. I do not think I ever saw that before............


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Notice that the boat in the shed has only four exhausts. One way to differentiate between the boats built for the RCN/RCAF and the RNN is to count the number of exhaust ports. The RCN/RN MTBs (332-343) and the RCAF HSLs (208, 232-235, etc) had two engines, while the RNN boats had three.



The surviving MTBs were eventually rebuilt as HSLs, complete with major superstructure alterations.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Great Photographs Al. I wonder why the set up of exhaust stacks were this way. One on top of the other on the two engine boats, and set up of staggered exhaust's on the three engine boats. Didn't they pretty much get the design from Elco for the build. Just curious.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Excuse me on that last post. England already had their own plans for boats, so maybe the design on the exhaust ports had changed by that time...........


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