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 Author  Topic: Hi. Never posted, but saw this on ebay.
NickDandy

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Oct 4, 2012 - 11:11am
Is this a PT-boat? PT-480?
Navsource.org has it listed a sold, but the detail in the ebay listing don't match.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LUXURY-CRUISE-YACHT-SEAHAWK-ONE-KIND-DOUBLE-MAHOGANY-MOTORVESSEL-PT-BOAT-/221126638096?pt=Other_Boats&hash=item337c2cba10#v4-36

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SEAHAWK started life as P- 480 built for Army Patrol duties off the American Coast. She was built by Dooleys Shipyard Fort Lauderdale in 1944. It was designed and built of very heavy hardwood and had two 1500 HP Packard Engines which propelled it at 35 knots. It was then called Triton. After the end of WWII, it was converted into a modern motor yacht. Twin GM diesels were installed. In 1950 it was purchased by the Mellon family, of Pittsburg, and renamed SEAHAWK. They moved her to the Bahamas and used it for cruising and bone fishing. In 1965 a Florida business man named Albright purchased SEAHAWK and used it for short charters up and down the ICW based in Daytona Beach, Fl. During this period the SEAHAWK was chartered for a short trip to the Bahamas but instead the Captain took her to Cuba. The boat was seized by Fidel Castro and was used in the Mariel Boat Lift to take hundreds of refugees to Florida. The US government again refitted the vessel and returned her to Mr. Albright.


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No, this was an 85' USAAF crash boat
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Drew Cook

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So, Dr. Ross...

Is this the type of 85' Crash Boat that was converted to look like 80' Elcos for the movie "PT 109?"

If it isn't, can you post a similar line drawing for that type?


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So, Dr. Cook,

Yes, yes it is.... I have additional material on the original design, but nothing on the movie conversions.

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Here are the hull sections:



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Do we know where all of those Movie boats ended up? I know they did a really wonderful job redoing those crash boats, just curious what became of them..........


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Frank,

Didn't someone post a photo here at one time of one of the movie boats when it was used as a tourist cruise boat after the film was completed...with the charthouse and cockpit intact, but with rows and rows of people-filled passenger seats stretching from gunwale to gunwale behind it...I think that picture showed the boat with "109" still on the charthouse..?

Don't know what happened to the other two movie boats...


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