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 Author  Topic: PT-613 a museum ship?
ThePTboater

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According to navsource, pt-613 is believed to be a museum craft in Korea.
Is there anyone with confirmation of this, such as pictures or anything.
I had thought most(if not all) the Elcos in Korea were destroyed.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05613.htm
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I never saw any confirmation of this anywhere, but in this business of PT BOATS, one can never say never............


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That's is true.
It would be interesting if Korea did have a floating elco though(or at least on land as a monument),
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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Nic,
I have been to Korea several times and I suspect that somebody is mixing up a part of the a PT Boat with the entire boat. At the Korean War Museum, which is a major museum in Seoul, there is an outside display of a Mk50 Rocket Launcher that likely was mounted on one of the 4 Elco PT Boats sold to the South Koreans during the War. I found some photos of it posted below. Perhaps somebody saw this display a long time ago and after retelling the story several times it got exaggerated in the retelling from a single Rocket Launcher into "Oh yeah, they have a PT Boat on display in Korea" Just a thought.

Closeup of outside display


Mk50 Launcher in background just below tail of S3 Tracker aircraft


Mk50 Rocket launcher to right of quad 40mm mount in Korean War Museum


Army Soldier couple pose in front of rocket launcher at KWM in Seoul


South Korean Navy PT Boat shooting Rockets at North Korea during Korean War in 1950's



Jerry Gilmartin
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Possibly the 613 boat.....

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Jerry;
So true, this is how sea stories get started!
Take care,
TED

PT 619 is the only one to make it out of South Korea, and back to the good old U.S.A. I would not be surprised if that MK 50 is the Starboard side mount from 619. Too bad she could not be restored.


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