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 Author  Topic: Some Documents from my Elco collection
Frank Andruss

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I thought I would post some documents from my Elco Naval Division collection. I scanned an original Memo concerning John D. Bulkeley's Naval Career, and a couple of documents on PT-619. Hope you enjoy.

Frank


John D. Bulkeley














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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Are they referring to the Elcoplane kits or Elco Slipper kits here? Very interesting.
Take care,
TED


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Roy Forbes

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Holy Cow Frank, I never saw any documentation pertaining to the rearrangement of the deck ordnance on the 613 thru the 624 boats. Please tell me you also have the subsequent documentation indicating further modifications to the 620-624 calling for the movement of the rocket launchers, rocket storage boxes and forward torpedoes racks also being moved further aft by about 4 feet. To the very best of my knowledge, these were the only 4 boats that had these additional changes completed.


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alross2

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Quote:

Frank;
Are they referring to the Elcoplane kits or Elco Slipper kits here? Very interesting.
Take care,
TED





Sounds like a simple trim tab arrangement; probably this one:


Al Ross


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alross2

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Here is the uncompleted PT 624.


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Roy Forbes

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Thanks for posting that photo of the 624 boat Al. I had used that photo while building the 623 and only about 6 other photos I could find of those 5 boats to get the correct placements of the listed ordnance. This photo however shows more of the aft section of the boat than the one I had. Wish I had it last year.


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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 24, 2013 - 3:26pm
Roy, I would have to check some of the documents as I have several of them. Al is correct in his statement and photo. When I get time, I will post more interesting inner office memo's.


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Aug 25, 2013 - 12:35am
Nice Frank, thank you for sharing those.documents.

I'm not sure I'd want to ride on a boat with "flippers" installed.



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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Aug 25, 2013 - 4:06am
Your welcome guys, Al that photo of the unfinished boat, has her right along side the dock-side crane at Elco. In 1998, I was right inside that crane house to the left of the photo, operating the Crane.


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Andy Small

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Digging through some files last night I determined that Al's photo of the stern is the nonadjustable step. The photo below is the movable Flipper that was installed on PT-613.

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