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  Andy Small

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It's looking like PT-766 "Finished Business" located in Washington DC is going to be transferred over to the Liberty Aviation Museum for restoration. I'll keep the forum updated on this topic of general interest. Big thanks to the current owner, Eric Slaughter, for all his work on maintaining this important piece of PT Boat history.


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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: Dec 21, 2022 - 11:15am

I have been informed the US Marshals office will be auctioning off "Finished Business", an Elco pt boat(?) that was in default at the Washington DC marina. The auction will take place sometime soon in the New Year. The engines and generator have been winterized over the weekend. Not sure of the actual date and time of the auction.

When I know more details I’ll post again.

Dick . . .




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  TED WALTHER

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Nice!


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have contacted Ed Patrick from the Liberty Aviation Museum to inform him of the News that Dick had passed along. I am waiting for a call back from him to see if the Museum is still interested in the purchase of this fine boat, which as reported to me last year was in very sound shape below decks. Here are a few photos sent to me by then owner Eric Slaughter

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She looks like she was in excellent trim...


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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So which boat is it? Teds comment on the "finished business" thread has it as PT140 or PT141 as made in 1942 and this says it is PT766? I am confused was PT766 made in 1942? Anyhow, I am happy to see it is going to Liberty Museum, this is great news! Thanks Andy!
Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Jerry

Nothing is concrete that the boat is going to Liberty. This was a thread that Andy put up in 2019. As mentioned the boat will be auctioned off sometime early in 2023. There are plenty of questions before Liberty even gets into the bidding. I hope it is something that they can purchase but time will tell.


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Andy Small

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Originally it was looking like the movement to Liberty was going to take place around May 2020, but Covid threw everything out and my understanding is that Liberty did not take over the boat as planned. Eric was basically signing it over at no cost and Liberty would then pick up the costs. This is Elco Hull #3689, which would have been PT-766. I have been aboard her twice, the last time in October 2019 along with Robert Fujita who flew down from Liberty. As a civilan, she has had quite the list of famous DC visitors that have dined and cruised on her.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Andy, there was much more to the proposed move to Liberty Aviation then Covid. I do not think I am at Liberty to discuss the overall problems with the transfer but I was in the loop as to her proposed transfer to the Museum. I can tell you that the museum is interested in the boat but many questions remain to be answered before it can happen. I am all for this happening as it would be the best chance to actually have a running Elco, as one can pretty much forget the boats coming to life in Kingston NY.


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