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 Author  Topic: New photos of PT 658 underway
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Aug 28, 2007 - 10:24pm
Hello Message Board,
Here are some of the latest pictures of recent events that PT658, (the only operational, fully restored, 100% authentic WW2 PT Boat in the world) took part in this summer. The 4 torpedoes and midships 20mm complete the boats full armament. These were taken on the Columbia River and the Williamette River in June and in August 2007. Jerry

(Clearer photo) Underway at Antique Boat show June 22 2007

After High speed run:

PT296 underway in 1943 for comparison:

At River Place Marina in downtown Portland 8-3-07:

With another WW2 vessel used in amphibious invasions LCI713:


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Aug 28, 2007 - 11:29pm
Jerry - What can be said - other then, a very pretty sight for the eyes. The group and its accomplishments must have all gleaming with pride. Well done Portland.

All the best,
Dick Washichek



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jerry

Just a thing of Beauty. What makes it so sad for me is that it is so darn far away from my home here in Massachusetts, that I am not sure if I will ever be able to jump on a plane and fly over. The pictures are great and your group is just wonderful. I hope you will always have members that will take over when the WWII PT VETS are gone. Good job.............


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Will Day

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Great job as always, Jerry. You guys are awesome.

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CJ Willis

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Jerry,
The picture of the 658 underway brings back memories. Great pictures. Thanks!

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Drew Cook

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Jerry,

What a great, great job you and your group have done on the 658!

Thanks for the photos.


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Gary Szot

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Great job guys.

I have a question though. On the stern of the boat I do not see the stock exhaust system. How are you handling this?


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Gary Szot

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Sorry, my bad. It's a Higgens not an Elco.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Sep 23, 2007 - 4:53am
I posted a clearer more detailed photo of the boat underway in the first message in this thread. Jerry

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That first picture is great! It must be a helluva sight...and to actually hear it race by. Looks like I need to go visit my uncle in Oregon!

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