PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 32 | Replies: 4

 Author  Topic: BPB/CPB boat at Fall River
alross2

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jun 8, 2017 - 5:07pm
Back in the 1970s, John Scott Paine (son of Hubert Scott Paine of British Power Boat Company) donated a boat to Battleship Cove (not PTBINC). It languished there for a number of years and was eventually destroyed.

This is her after the fire:

Back then, what I thought was a reliable source provided me with information on the boat. As the years passed and I learned more and more about BPB/CPB, I began to have doubts about the accuracy of this information. A question today from Ted has caused me to revisit this doubt.

At some point, I guess I'll have to visit Fall River and see if any documentation of this donation exists. In the meantime, if any of you guys happen to visit there, maybe you could inquire.,.,,?

Al


Total Posts: 977 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Jun 9, 2017 - 4:03pm
I have learned never say never, but I have been a member of PT BOATS INC. for many years, probably since 1976. This is the first time I have heard this claim of a boat being donated and destroyed. Time to do some digging I guess.


Total Posts: 3469 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

alross2

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jun 10, 2017 - 12:54pm
This was back when Bill Hindle was the coordinator at Fall Rivdr,


Total Posts: 977 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm | IP Logged

smallwi

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of smallwi  Posted on: Jun 10, 2017 - 8:51pm
Al,

Frank Szpaniack (sp?), Bill Hindle and Tim Rizzuto told me the story of this boat independently. Your source is correct. Reach out to Tim, he is currator on the USS Slater in Albany.

Bill

Bill Smallshaw

Total Posts: 117 | Joined: Jun 21, 2007 - 3:02pm | IP Logged

Jimbo Melanson

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 18, 2017 - 6:10am
Love that hull.........so sad its gone

Jimbo

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member