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Jeff D

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These are about 30mb / 6000 pixel widths:

PT 103
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-85000/NH-85782.html

PT 129
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-90000/NH-90941.html

PT 131
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-340000/80-G-345819.html

PT 601
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-256000/80-G-256499.html



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A couple of other images:

T-4 (Swedish motor torpedo boat, 1939-1949)
T-3 and T-4 were Vosper type MTB's. Sisters T-1 and T-2 became the British MGB-44 and MGB-45. Built from designs provided by Vosper, LTD. of England, these vessels are powered with two Issota-Franchini engines for a speed of 40 knots. They are armed with two 18-inch tubes, anti-aircraft guns and depth charges.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-88000/NH-88430.html

Insignia: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Fourteen; Russian PT Boats 1-12
Caption: World War II emblem. RPTs 1-12 were originally USS PTs 85-94, 197 and 198, which were to be assigned to MTB Squadron 14, but were transferred abroad instead.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-73000/NH-73311-KN.html



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Jeff D

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A few more assorted:

Two PT boats (Elco Type)
Make a simulated attack on USS HORNET (CV-12), off the South end of the Panama Canal, on 20 February 1944.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-242000/80-G-242587.html

Recruiting Poster featuring Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) commander Lieutenant John D. Bulkeley.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-86000/NH-86429.html

U.S. Navy Elco type PT boat Escorts ships transporting salvage units to Cherbourg, France, circa summer 1944.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-250000/80-G-254261.html

TM 5 (Dutch MTB, 1940-1942)
This ship was built at Soerabaja in 1940 and scuttled there in 1942.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-87000/NH-87881.html



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After Ted pointed out some Higgins images I missed, I searched again with different terms and found a number of other high res images. Thanks Ted! Search "PT-625" for a lot more high-res interior shots:

Title: T.B. ELCO
Caption: The prototype ELCO motor torpedo boat underway circa 1940. This is probably the Scott-Paine boat that later became USS PT-9.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-85000/NH-85182.html

Title: USS PT-95
Caption: Running trials off Jacksonville, Florida, 14 July 1942.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-85000/NH-85780.html

Title: USS PT-95
Caption: Running trials off Jacksonville, Florida, 14 July 1942
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-85000/NH-85781.html

Title: USS PT-109
Description: Official model, as mounted for exhibit during the 1960s. This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in 1970. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/usn/USN-1140000/USN-1145017.html

Title: USS PT-157
Description: Crew members pose on the boat's foredeck, at Rendova, Solomon Islands, in July 1943, while operating in support of the New Georgia operation. Note PT-157's Aces & Eights insignia painted below her number on the cabin front. Photographed by T/Sgt. J. Sarno, USMC. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/usmc-series/USMC-000001/USMC-57386.html

Title: USS PT-167
Caption: Is struck by an enemy torpedo, on 5 November 1943, while in action with Japanese torpedo planes off Bougainville, Solomon Islands. The torpedo passed through the boat without exploding. Painting by Captain Gerard Richardson, USNR-R, circa 1966.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-64000/NH-64787-KN.html

Title: USS PT-194
Description: Refueling from USS Wachapreague (AGP-8) on 20 October 1944 while enroute from Palau to Leyte Gulf. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-340000/80-G-345815.html

Title: Normandy Invasion, June 1944
Description: USS PT-199 speeds past invasion shipping, carrying Admiral Harold Stark, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe, to the Normandy beachhead for an inspection tour, 14 June 1944. A British hospital ship is in the left distance. Photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eleven (CPU-11). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-250000/80-G-253227.html

Title: USS PT-212
Caption: With several British officers on board, during World War II. Note: cockpit details; radar; .50 caliber machine guns; mast structure.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-79000/NH-79407.html

Title: Multipul "bazooka" Rocket Launcher
Caption: In use on USS PT-354, of PT squadron 25, at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, on 17 December 1943. Note: the boat's mast and radar; flag and commissioning pennant signal lamp
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-207000/80-G-207575.html

Title: Morotai Operation, September 1944.
Caption: USS PT-369 heads south from Morotai toward Japanese-held Halmahera, on its first combat patrol from the newly established Morotai base. Photograph dated 15 September 1944, but probably taken a day or two later. Note nickname "Sad Sack" on cabin, numeral "9" on radar antenna cover, binoculars of bridge crew, and 37mm gun at left.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-257000/80-G-257978.html

Title: USS PT-463
Caption: World War II photo
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-84000/NH-84838.html

Description: (AM-125) Sinking off Utah Beach after striking a mine during the Normandy invasion, 7 June 1944. USS PT-509 and USS Pheasant (AM-61) are standing by. Photographed from USS Threat (AM-124). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/d-day/80-G-651677.html

Title: Leyte Invasion, 1944
Caption: USS PT-523 receiving a message by high line from USS WACHAPREAGUE (AGP-8) at sea, en route to Leyte, October 1944.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-345000/80-G-345817.html

Title: USS OAK HILL (LSD-7)
Caption: PT Boats aboard USS OAK HILL (LSD-7) at Espiritu Santo, Island, 23-24 July 1945. PT 534 entering well. Published in "At Close Quarters".
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-326000/80-G-326547.html

Title: USS PT-631
Caption: Type photo for the PT-625 class, showing the interior of the chart house. Note radio equipment.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71658.html

Title: USS PT-644
Caption: Type photo for the PT-625 class, showing the boat in her hoisting cradle.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71655.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, showing the bridge controls.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71661.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, showing the bridge controls.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71662.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, propellers and rudders.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71653.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, propellers and rudders.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71654.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, propellers and rudders.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71652.html

Title: USS PT-625 class
Caption: Type photo, note 20 mm gun.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-71000/NH-71651.html

Title: USS PT-810
Caption: Of motor torpedo squadron one, on a high speed run in the Chesapeake Bay, 21 April 1951. Lieutenant . Franklin W. Joyce, USN, is commanding officer of the boat.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-428000/80-G-428137.html

Title: Biak Operation, August 1944.
Caption: A PT boat comes alongside USS GALLUP (PF-47) awaiting further orders after the landings at Biak, Schouten Islands, 17 August 1944. Note: 37 mm Gun on PT.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-256000/80-G-256516.html

Title: Tests of rocket firing from PT boat
Caption: Taken by USS WACHAPREAGUE (AGP-8).
Description: From "At Close Quarters" page 433
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-345000/80-G-345827.html

Title: USS OAK HILL (LSD-7)
Caption: PT Cradles aboard USS OAK HILL (LSD-7) Espiritu Santo, Island, 23-24 July 1945. Published in "At Close Quarters" page 49A
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-326000/80-G-326546.html

Title: USS ACONTIUS (AGP-12)
Caption: Underway, in camouflage, as seen by ZP-12 blimp on 12 May 1944, from an altitude of 250 feet. Note cradle for PT-boats, forward.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-453000/80-G-453343.html

Title: USS Oyster Bay (AGP-6)
Description: Anchored in Leyte Gulf in December 1944 with PT boats alongside. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-470000/80-G-472496.html

Title: Leyte Invasion, 1944
Caption: PT boats entering Liloan Bay, Leyte, on 23 October 1944. Photographed from USS WACHAPREAGUE (AGP-8).
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/80-G-345000/80-G-345818.html

Title: Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines
Description: Vertical aerial photograph, taken 27 October 1941. The larger ship docked at the Navy Yard (in the right side of the image) is USS Canopus (AS-9), with two destroyers flanking the nearby pier. Six motor torpedo boats (PT) are tied up to the pier in upper right center. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-100000/80-G-178321.html

Smaller photos

Title: Camouflage Measure 31, Design 4P
Description: Drawing prepared circa 1943-1944 by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for motor torpedo boats of the PT 71-94 (Higgins) class. This plan shows the boat's starboard side, bow, stern and exposed decks. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-100000/80-G-152115.html

Title: Camouflage Measure 31, Design 4P
Description: Drawing prepared circa 1943-1944 by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for motor torpedo boats of the PT 71-94 (Higgins) class. This plan shows the boat's port side. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-100000/80-G-152114.html

Title: USS PT-108 USS PT-107
Description: Photo #: 19-N-33168 USS PT-108 (left) and USS PT-107 (right) Stowed on board the Liberty Ship Joseph Stanton for transportation to the Pacific. Photographed at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 20 August 1942. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/19-n/19-N-30000/19-N-33168.html

Title: USS PT-564
Description: Underway during 1943-45. She is armed with two twin .50 caliber machineguns, four Mark XIII torpedoes and a single 20mm gun. This boat, the Higgins Hellcat, was smaller, lighter and faster than regular Higgins and Elco PTs. Though PT-564 ran extensive trials, the design was not selected for production. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g/80-G-80000/80-G-88183.html

Title: "Semi-submersible Torpedo Boat
Description: Photo #: 19-N-43816 Semi-submersible Torpedo Boat (U.S. Navy Craft # C-25465) Close-up view of the boat's conning tower, in the open position. Photographed at the Robert Jacob shipyard, City Island, New York, circa March 1943. In the background are two Vosper type PT boats and, at right, the minesweeper YMS-215 (later USS Crow, AMS-7), which is fitting out. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/19-n/19-N-40000/19-N-43816.html

Color Photos

Title: Mark XIII Torpedo
Description: Sailor removes securing lines and clamps in preparation for launching the torpedo from a Higgins class motor torpedo (PT) boat operating from the Subchaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, circa 1944. He is wearing bathing trunks, life jacket and steel helmet. Photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 16 November 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g-k/80-G-K-06000/80-G-K-6658.html

Title: Mark XIII Torpedo
Description: Ready for launching from a Higgins class motor torpedo (PT) boat operating from the Subchaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, circa 1944. Note the exhaust from the torpedo's engine. Photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 16 November 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nara-series/80-g-k/80-G-K-06000/80-G-K-6659.html

Title: USS PT-505
Description: USS PT-505 Under tow, after she struck a mine off St. Marcouf Island in the English Channel on 7 June 1944. She had settled heavily by the stern, as indicated by the dirty water line on her hull. Note the inscription Portland or Bust on her side. PT-505 was towed back to Portland, England, on 11 June 1944. Collection of Captain Mark Armistead, USNR (Deceased), 1985. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-101000/NH-101278-KN.html

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Thanks, J.D.

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Jeff;
enlarge that Cavite photo, you can even see the six cradles sitting on the concrete in the center of the photo.
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Good eyes Ted!

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Yes Ted, you have the eyes of an eagle!

If anyone has trouble opening the high res .tif images, the free Irfanview will: http://www.irfanview.com/. I recommend installing the plugin pack also. The program has a lot of features such as opening a page of thumbnails of all the images in the folder the image you are viewing is in, simply press T. Just pay attention when installing, there might be a pre-checked checkbox asking if you want to install a Yahoo toolbar or similar. Uncheck it if not wanted.



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Jeff -

Thanks for the photos! Only the second photo of my cousin's PT 523 I've ever seen! 523 was strafed at Leyte.


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You are very welcome Robert, would your cousin have been aboard her at the time?

I hope they continue to add more from their vast stash! And to organize like navsource does would be very handy. A link for anyone that doesn't know of this great resource: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05idx.htm.



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