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 5 | Replies: 6

 Author  Topic: indentifying an PT boat
Tom dK

Full Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Tom dK  Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 7:45am
Hi ,
in my search for images of the 518 I found this one :

The layout for the guns looks spot on ,it's just a bit light coloured.
Any one knows more about this photo?
It's in the squadron signal In Action by David Doyle.
Hope that someone can give an answer.

cheers, Tom


Total Posts: 42 | Joined: Dec 27, 2018 - 7:09am | IP Logged

Arjan Wiskerke

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Arjan Wiskerke  Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 9:10am
Hi Tom, this might well be PT 520. This boat also had the two ammo boxes on the foredeck mounted parallel to each other and these boxes were also painted in a light colour.

Regards,


Arjan


Total Posts: 149 | Joined: Dec 22, 2018 - 12:04pm | IP Logged

Tom dK

Full Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Tom dK  Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 9:18am
Hi Arjan,

That's the point I still don't know how the 518 had it's ready boxes arranged on the fore deck.
Maybe it had the same setup as 520 or not, hope to find out.

cheers, Tom


Total Posts: 42 | Joined: Dec 27, 2018 - 7:09am | IP Logged

  TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 1:48pm
Tom and Arjan;
That can be 513,516,517,519, 520 as the same set up is shown. You must remember these RON 35 photos were taken over the time RON 35 was in England. Around June 6, most boats had the 20MM forward. The 2 37MM set up is after June, Probably Sept-Dec 1944. The photos I posted show 2 ammo boxes and 2 37MM's on these boats. This also follows the RON 35 documentation I have.
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2897 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Jeff D

Moderator
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 4:08pm
I don't know if you've seen this shot of the 518 and it's not the foredeck but posted in case you haven't:

jJBqJ.jpg



Total Posts: 1894 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am | IP Logged

  TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 4:59pm
Jeff;
This is a crop photo right? Notice covered 37MM to port forward.
Take care,
TED


Total Posts: 2897 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Jeff D

Moderator
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 1, 2019 - 11:31pm
Yep Ted, the original shows her alongside PTs 503 and 504:

jJ5i7.jpg



Total Posts: 1894 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am | 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