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 Author  Topic: PT 619 RON 42 ROK PT 23
TED WALTHER

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Gents;
I just came across this, As per the boats history that we know PT 619 RON 42 was Transferred to South Korea 24 January 1952 at Sasebo, Japan and named Olbbaemi (PT 26)
PT 619 was Returned from Korea by PT Boats, Inc. with the efforts of Vice Admiral Bulkeley and remained at Memphis, TN until she was eventually broken up.
However, according to Wikipedia, PT 619 is now on their survivor list and according to them : "Served in the South Pacific as a downed pilot rescue boat. Now being restored by Randy Cunnigham in Vancouver B.C.[24]"Restoring the World War II patrol boat". Vancouver Sun. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012.

I know anyone can add to Wki but where did this crap come from?? Especially about a boat that was broken up in 1980????? But then if you go to thiswebsite:
http://www.vancouversun.com/McMartin+boat+hole+water+pour+life+into/6481396/story.html?tab=PHOT
you can clearly see it is an 63" ARS boat.
Take care,
TED


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alross2

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The article even correctly identifies it as P-619. This boat was originally built for the Navy as C-56162 but transferred to the USAAF.

Al Ross


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  TED WALTHER

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Al;
I know this, and all of us do, but Sh-- now we are the target of bogus info?
We are the keepers of this flame!!! I dont want intruders on this site like on all the SPECWAR sites.
TED


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Glenn Anderson

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I know Randy has an 63" AVR, is this the confusion?

Regards,
Glenn


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TED WALTHER

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Glenn;
There was no confusion on my part, whoever, entered it on Wiki was the confused one. I have since deleted it off Wiki. Please wish Randy all the best in his restoration of P-619.
Take care,
TED


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Ted,
Yeah, I met Randy Cunningham and his crew a few years ago. He is really doing a bang up on job restoring his crash boat, the P-619. He came down to visit the PT658 and look at our equipment setup to try and get some ideas. I have talked to him on the phone periodically since then and I owe him a visit up to Vancouver BC to see his boat in person. Those guys are pretty talented and the boat is looking great. But you are right it is not a PT boat!
Jerry

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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: Jan 24, 2013 - 3:08pm
Jerry,

Do you have an email for Randy? I have a few items related to his boat that might be of interest to him. Thanks.

Al


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Randy

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Avast ye PT swabbies!

Jerry G just rang and advised me that some muppet had the P-619 on Wikisville as a PT boat. While I appreciate the thought, I'm way too much a stickler for a detail like that.......besides, an AVR is so much better looking, nyuk, nyuk. Thanks for correcting that Ted.

Like I tell a lot of questioning folks, she's similar to a PT but smaller and a lot lighter armed....although I think the RPC versions of the AVR's might have carried more depth charges (36) than any PT boat. At 420 pounds a can, that was a lot of weight to lift on to the plane thus that model fully loaded was good for only about 28 knots.

Speaking of speed...and I'm sure Al knows this....I was just reading a document written by the late Jean Buhler(from MSC that created the 63's) of several test 63' AVR's with Packards that exceeded the USN request for 48 knots. I guess I'll need nitrous on the Hall-Scotts to get near that. Although I figure if I could even get about 7 pounds of forced induction, run up to 2500rpm and stiffen up the props, 50+ knots would be the number. Nice thing about the H-S's is that are so over-built, they can take a lot. Its more about the wallet.

Its just all time and money and as I'm a working stiff doing it myself it just takes more time. If anyone is interested I can download some recent pics of the 619 on this site if its possible.

Would love to hear what info you have Al. By all means contact me at rcontrack@telus.net.

Best to all,

Randy Cunningham

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 - 9:43am
Ted,
Here is a photo that Randy sent me of his 63 ft AVR moored in Vancouver BC. I think he has done a fantastic job! Jerry

AVR P-619


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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She is Beautiful, I hope to see more photos of her. What a wonderful restoration...........


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