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 Author  Topic: Follow us! Swedish PT Boat T56 still alive!
  Teawby

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Hi!


I just wanted to show you one of our four still running PT boats here in Sweden for you guys.

https://www.facebook.com/MTBT56


And here are a few of my Videos from our adventures and ofcourse some start ups!

Shot from T56 and we see 26:
Onboard T56



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGPhW8dhsg


Shot from T56 showing T46 and T26:
A Sunny Day With The Motor Torpedo Boats



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwO8oHbYqng


T56 starts up 5000hp (Volume warning):
Motor Torpedo Boat T56 Fires up her Dieseles.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWIJmmpoMqY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDs70pR2Km8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcNBr8Vi3uY

A longer movie with T56 and engine noise only.
Torpedo Boat T56 5.000hp Dieselpower Nice sound





I have a few more vids on my channel.

Enjoy!


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Jeff D

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Cool Teawby, thank you for sharing! Can you give us some history of the boats?

Too bad Jerry doesn't look as good straddling a torpedo as Therese, donations to PT 658 would be pouring in!



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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 - 10:08am

Teawby . . .

Thanks for sharing. I have modified your post to embed some of the videos and create clickable links.

Dick . . .


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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 9, 2014 - 1:36pm
OK Jeff,
Challenge accepted! I will try to post a photo of a georgeous Portland girl straddling a Mk13 torpedo this summer! Teawby, what a great bunch of crew you have over there in Sweden, you are really fortunate to have such a fantastic organization and boats. Congratulations!
Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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Teawby

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Cool Teawby, thank you for sharing! Can you give us some history of the boats?

Too bad Jerry doesn't look as good straddling a torpedo as Therese, donations to PT 658 would be pouring in!






I used google translate

Motor torpedo boat T56 was built in 1957 at Stockholm's naval shipyards in Djurgrden , opposite Strandvgen which was subcontracted to Kockums in Malm. Kockums were the main suppliers of motor torpedo boats in the T42 series, namely T42 - T56 and built in the years 1956-1959 . Four mtb, T53 - T56 , construction and delivery of the subcontractor Mari workshops in Stockholm .



To improve engine performance torpedo boats in rough so let it last vessel in the series T32 , T41 , have a different hull shape with a V-bottom and without steps. Although this meant the top speed was not as high as that of their predecessors but rebuilding was nonetheless so successful that it was decided to construct T42 Series V-bottom . With its V-bottom , they represented the most developed and modern by the Swedish motor torpedo boats.

Jetting and motor assembly retained substantially equal to two 53 cm torpedoes, a 40mm cannon and three Isotta - Fraschini 184.



The T42 series was used IF 184 of 1500 hp / piece. This engine had some qualities that are desired to improve. To avoid the carburetor and cruising gear so developed a new type of engine with fuel injection , CRM 185, which had an output of 1800 hp . This type of engine along with hydraulic gearbox mounted in the T48 which gave her a top speed of 49 knots fully loaded and equipment.



Swedish Navy bought only six CRM 185 engines but the engine type instead became standard in the Italian Navy.



Curt Borgenstam worked during the years 1959-1962 as a consultant at CRM. Then developed a diesel version that also became marketable in the civilian market . The diesel engines are built on the same block as the gasoline engines and similar in appearance.



T56 was bought in 1985 by an engineering Eker where she was during the years 1985 to 2003 was in a vassrugg . The interior was then largely preserved in its original state but the port and starboard main engine had been replaced by Scania diesels giving her a cruising speed of about 13 knots. The main machine in the center was left but not used. Torpedo tubes and automatic gun was missing , of course , the paint had flaked off and some leaks were found in the hull but the basic conditions to rescue the ship was still and a collection of enthusiasts got together and formed a foundation that bought out the ship.


On 17 May 2003 the T56 back to Glbasen


The renovation of the ship were taken immediately and in the summer of 2003 blasted T56 and ground was painted several times and also had her camouflage painting.



T56 became quite clear once again in August 2007.


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Teawby

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Teawby . . .

Thanks for sharing. I have modified your post to embed some of the videos and create clickable links.

Dick . . .






Thank you!


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Teawby

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Teawby  Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
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OK Jeff,
Challenge accepted! I will try to post a photo of a georgeous Portland girl straddling a Mk13 torpedo this summer! Teawby, what a great bunch of crew you have over there in Sweden, you are really fortunate to have such a fantastic organization and boats. Congratulations!
Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR



Ohh yes, we are true enthusiasts!

Here is another ship we have in our "flotilla" and all boats are privately owned.

The missile FAC R142 Ystad



http://www.youtube.com/watch?vzXZt7DTBcYg

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Fantastic stuff! I really enjoyed the videos. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Dave

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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: Jan 10, 2014 - 8:35am
Thanks so much for sharing these Video's, the boats look great. Thanks for making them clickable Dick, sure makes things easier. I can't help but go back in my mind when I see these boats, and think about the WWII PT BOATS running in formation. These are the types of Video's I keep bugging Jerry about doing for the HIGGINS BOAT. I would love to see her from a chase boat, I think it's time Roy went down there and started doing some filming of her.


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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 10, 2014 - 1:16pm
OK FRANK I am confused!
Roy lives south of me but at a higher elevation. Conventional wisdom says you go UP North and DOWN South. (Conversely in the Continental US, the East/West coast descriptors are OUT West and BACK East) Unless you mean he is going Down to a lower elevation. OK Frank which one is it? I need you to be more specific! To be correct you should say "Roy should go UP and OUT there to Portland" I think he already has a standing invitation. I think I must need to come BACK East and smack you around Frank. Maybe you could finally come OUT West to Portland and ride the boat at the same time as Roy? Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
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