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 Author  Topic: Pictures of PT-617 restoration and 1945 pics
ThePTboater

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ThePTboater  Posted on: Mar 20, 2016 - 7:49pm
Does anyone have pictures of the apparently extensive restoration of pt-617, I had heard that the pt-619 had its superstructure removed and put into the 617.
I was wanting to know out of curiosity, due to the fact that I am currently converting the revell pt-109 into 617 as she is now, along with my raf rescue launch.
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PT 617 is currently restored with a mixture of weapons systems representing the entire span of ELCO PT Boats, The only thing it is missing from the deck is the MK50 5 inch rocket launchers. It has tubes forward and racks aft. It also has SO-A radar mast, vice the SO-3 radar it left the factory with in 1945.
Good Luck with your projects.
Take care,
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ThePTboater

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Thanks for the info Ted, I will try to post updates as I go.
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ThePTboater

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Also as far as the span it represents, I did notice a while back that 617 had a mix of torpedo tubes and torpedo racks.
I think the mast might also be different from that series of elco.
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Also as far as the span it represents, I did notice a while back that 617 had a mix of torpedo tubes and torpedo racks.
I agree that the mast is different as well, it is absolutely not what this boat had in 45.
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I'm building PT-615, her sister boat. I've collected an extensive amount of data on PT-613 through PT-624. I don't have very many pictures, but I do have the ELCO engineering drawings.


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Correction to previous post, 12 boat range was PT-612 through PT-623.


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ThePTboater,

Check out:

www.williammaloney.com/aviation/PTBoat/index.htm

Or just Google PT 617 Battleship Cove Fall River Massachusetts.

Lots of color photos of the restored PT 617, above and below decks.




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Thanks for the pictures, they really helped!
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