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 Author  Topic: Photo Montage of PT658 at Rose Festival
Jerry Gilmartin

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Hello message Board. We just completed five action packed days as a participant in the Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week. I took lots of photos so I wanted you to see them here. Julie and Bob from Minnesota (you know her as MN Gal on this message board) came out for a visit as well as Gunners Mate Master Chief Jack Duncan PT103 RON5 and his wife, the Marvelous Marlene and their daughter, Jill. Also in attendance was GM2/c Frank LeSage, (PT205 RON15), one of our founding members of Save the PT Boat. Also present was MoMM3/c Maury Hooper, (PT238 RON20) our past President of Save the PT Boat. Among the Distinguished Navy visitors were the US 3rd Fleet Vice Admiral Floyd and Commander Strike Group 11 RADM Dee Mewbourne as well. A great time was had by all! Also you can see the recent improvements to the authenticity of the equipment aboard the PT658 in the new 60mm mortar on the bow and the two IFF antennas on the mast and charthouse.

Master Chief Jack Duncan daughter Jill and wife Marlene



PO2 Graybeal frocking ceremony underway by LCDR Dick Sleeter


RCN Training Ship Oriole enters Portland


Master Chief Duncan presenting his Dinner Dress Blues to PT658 with Jerry accepting in PT658 wardroom


Crew forms up to render honors to Lake Champlain CG57


Jack Duncan at his duty station aboard PT658


Bill Weaver and Strike Group 11 Chief of Staff and Skipper Richard Morris


Lake Champlain passes St Johns Bridge


PBR750 from Tacoma passing PT658 in Portland OR


Master Chief giving the Captain a few pointers about how to run the 50 cal


Minnesota Gal Julie Rocheleau with husband Bob and Jerry on the bow 20mm spare barrel box underway on PT658


Bob Rocheleau at his Dads Battle Station, the Oldsmobile M4 37mm cannon aboard PT658


USS Lake Champlain being welcomed with water display by historic100 years old Portland Fireboat David Campbell


Bow of PT658 moored to seawall downtown Portland June 6th 2014


PT658 crew and a Vietnam PBR750 crew enjoy a toast in PT658 crew Quarters


PT658 crew at Rose Fest 2014 Bob Alton, Jason Lobo, Jan Wojechowski, and Frank LeSage


Frank LeSage accepting flowers from Portland Rose Festival Committee


Rose Festival Welcome Committee presentation to PT658 Lesage and Alton


Rose Festival Committee with crew of PT658


Welcome Committee Gifts on Chartboard of PT658


US 3rd Fleet VADM Floyd speaks to Alton and Duncan


US 3rd Fleet Vice Admiral Floyd visits with Bob Alton Jack Duncan and Maury Hooper of PT658


Bob Alton discusses PT boats with VADM Floyd aboard the PT658


RADM Dee Mewbourne and PT658 crew on bow


RADM Mewbourne with Middies from USS Nimitz aboard PT658


PT658 moored to seawall of Portland Oregon during Rose Festival Fleet Week June 6th 2014


PT658 sporting a newly installed 60mm mortar on her starboard bow, also note the new IFF antennas on the charthouse and the mast


PT658 moored nearby PBR750 and Canadian Ship Oriole


Frank LeSage, GM2/c PT205 RON15 shares a quiet moment with Bob Herbst on bow of PT658


Frank LeSage with Jerrys Son Derek Gilmartin on the bow of PT658 June 6th 2014


Frank and Jack explaining PT boats to an interested visitor during Rose Festival


PT658 crewman, Sgt Major Jan Wojechowski looks on as his grandson pilots the PT658


Jerry Jack and Derek


Jerry, Bob, Jack and Derek


Visitors aboard the PT658 at Rose Festival


Dragon Boat Races taken from PT658 at Rose Festival 2014 Portland


PT658 passing USS Blueback submarine at OMSI Museum


PT658 passes Dragon Boats in the middle of a race


PT658 passing USCG Cutters Alert and Cuttyhunk in downtown Portland


PT658 passing USS Spruance DD-111 the Navys newest Destroyer, moored at the Portland seawall


Coast Guard Security patrol boat in front of USS Spruance


PT658 passes USS Lake Champlain CG57 approaching the Steel Bridge


PT658 having to lower our radar mast and radio antenna in preps for passing beneath the steel bridge


I sure hope we can make it below the bridge!


Looks pretty close!


Bubba shows us just how much clearance we had.


Cub Scouts manning the 40mm Bofors on PT658


Cub scout on board PT658 on alert at the twin 50 cals while he searches the sky for any of those Japanese Zeros


Cub Scout Den from Vancouver, Wa pose aboard PT658 on Bofors 40mm cannon


I hope you enjoyed these photos! Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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Jeff D

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Thank you for posting the images Jerry, it looks like it was a great event! The old girl is looking awesome with her new rocket launchers.



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David Waples

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Great stuff Jerry! Looks like a great event. Would loved to have been there.
Dave

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Nuge210

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Thanks Jerry, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the photos. Must have been
a wonderful time.

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CJ Willis

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Great pictures Jerry. Reminds me of Randy and my trip up the Williamette a couple of years ago. Hope to take another ride on the 658 someday.

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rickas

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Wonderful group of pictures. 658 looks fantastic! The dedication and work you have put into her shows.

Rick Schaefer
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Will Day

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Great stuff as always, Jerry...

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Frank Andruss

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Great photos Jerry, the boat looks even better than I remember.......


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Frank,
I am still holding a spot open for you at the wheel of PT658! You need to come to Portland this summer! Trains are a great way to go, by the way. Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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Frank Andruss

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Jerry you know I want nothing better than to be there to see the boat and hang around with you guys. I am working on it.........


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