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 Author  Topic: Need help identifying this boat in New Jersey
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hello shipmates!
My freind from Jersey, Joe Reese, who visited PT658 last year and helped us work on the boat, sent me these photos from a boat yard somewhere back there on the East Coast called Greenwich boatyard. The owner of the yard said this is an old PT Boat, but it does not look quite right to me. Can you look at them and let me know what you think it may be? Thanks Jerry

Hi Jerry,

I finally made it to Greenwich Boat yard. The yard owner told me on the phone that the New Buccaneer had been a PT boat, but
he didn't know which or what type. They had no current owner info, as the old one was long gone, so I guess it belongs to the yard
now, but I don't know what it is. I hoped these might help. There seems to be some type of alphanumeric identifier under
the name, but I can't tell what some of the letters say. The superstructure certainly looks like a PT, and there are 3 shafts and
3 rudders, but I've never seen a higher bow before. Modified, or a different maker? It looks like there was a bit of rounded
wood on the port side, behind the helm (gun tub?) which makes me wonder if Higgins or someone else with the symmetrical
gun tubs? Vosper? I just don't know enough about them.














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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jerry, it sure has the appearance of an Air Sea Rescue craft. Does not seem to be that of a PT BOAT, although the lines tend to make one want to make it into one.


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alross2

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This is the former R-21-1251, one of two experimental 94' rescue launches built for the USAF.



Lindberg made a particularly inaccurate kit of this boat years ago. I've got one or two in my stash.

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Will Day

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Al: Why does it not surprise me that you know that? lol

Thanks.

Will

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Thanks Al! You never cease to amaze and astound me! I wonder what that big mount is on the bow in your photo? It looks kind of like a quad 50 cal mount with those tombstone magazines? I wonder....still a pretty cool find! Do you know what timeframe they were used from? Joe told me where is this place called "Greenwich Boat yard" is in Cumberland County, NJ, along the Cohansey river and the Delaware Bay, across from Smyrna DE. The boat is in the overflow (sale) yard at the Greenwich Boat Works (856) 451-7777

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Will Day

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Several pics of the Lindberg model on Google.

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alross2

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I wonder what that big mount is on the bow in your photo? It looks kind of like a quad 50 cal mount with those tombstone magazines? Do you know what timeframe they were used from?

Jerry Gilmartin



Yup, The standard Maxxon quad .50 mount was fitted. When I get home tonight, I'll upload a couple more photos and give you the timeline.

Al


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Now wait one second Jerry and Will. Don't I get at least a partial point for knowing it was some type of rescue craft, lol.



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Will Day

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Seems like your first guess was a Navy blimp, wasn't it Frankie?

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I don't recall that Will, I knew it was something that floated though.


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