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Jay Perrotta

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Sorry top post twice on your board in one day but I'm doing research on what I believe were the last 4 PT boats made - all from aluminum I believe (PT808,809,810,111...?)

While doing a Google search for "Aluminum PT Boat" I found the following boat listing. Maybe you folks have already seen it but I'm confused.

This says that its a 1938 aluminum PT boat #8.

Any guidance/insight would be helpful...

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:qjvgO8nPHT4J:www.ablboats.com/details.asp%3FListingID%3D74741+aluminum+pt+boats&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us


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PT-8 was indeed an aluminum boat, constructed on spec when the USN was just beginning their quest to secure a fast torpedo boat of somekind. The book AT CLOSE QUARTERS (among many others) has a history of this development phase...

FYI - The four postwar metal boats were PTs 809, 810, 811 & 812.

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