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Frank J Andruss Sr

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A look inside Elco's wet boat basin where the boats would be towed to this area to complete sub assembly. Items such as ammo boxes, weapons systems, torpedo racks and other assembly would be done here. By having this wet boat basin it would free up the main assembly area of Building 21. Notice the large over-head doors which were mainly kept closed. This wet boat basin was heated in the cold winter months. Up to 6 boats could be worked on in here. After completion in the wet boat basin the boats were taken to the boat basin in front of Building 21 for dock side start up

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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: Mar 8, 2021 - 11:43am

Thanks Frank, for posting this image. I can't remember seeing this particular shot. Keep them coming. Your library is vast!

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Thanks Dick I sure will


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I love that shot, thanks Frank. It shows some of the last Elco 80's to have the Mod 0 version of the Mark 17 .50 twin mount. You can tell them by the ring above the top of the turret that is slightly less in diameter than the top of the turret. There is little in the way of references for the Mod 0 mount so I was very happy when someone I was recently discussing the Mod changes with discovered a Higgins turret drawing (courtesy of Dick Washichek) that laid out the dimensions for the brake ring. The discoverer is none other than world famous author, good guy, and interesting man of the world Frank D Johnson.

I've noticed that the later brake rings have a generous radius at the bottom edge so it appears to have gone through a modification itself:

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Frank also noticed that the brake ring appears in an Elco turret bracket drawing, again courtesy of Dick:

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Good eye Jeff.


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Looks like overhead steam heaters with blowers in the ceiling.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Your correct they had heat blowers for the cold winter months


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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: Mar 19, 2021 - 2:10pm

At first when I read Gerry’s comments, the “Dyslexic” me, only read heaters and my thought went immediately to the Elco heaters on the 80-foot boats, aft of the day-room starboard of the engine room hatch. My thought ended with, we have had very little comment on them (even though, part of the original design) other than being removed for the boats going to the Pacific.

Thanks for the photo Frank.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Mar 20, 2021 - 8:12am
One interesting bit about the boat heaters is that PT 103-162 boats were designed to use the forward sections of the throttle rod covers as a duct from the heater to the supply duct. I'd guess this is why the forward sections were taller on these early 80' boats:

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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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: Mar 20, 2021 - 9:39am
Your welcome Dick. I always loved this photo of the boats in the wet boat basin. It is the only one that I have ever seen.


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