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 1 | Replies: 5

 Author  Topic: Norway Elco Boaats
Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
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: May 11, 2022 - 12:51pm
Elco PT BOATS that were turned over to Norway. These were 600 series boats (602-606, 608-612). These photos are from the Norwegian Historical Society. PT601-612 were reclassified RCT1-12. Only RCT-1 (the former PT-601) was converted to remote control at Norfolk NSY. And, with the exception of PT-606, the other boats were transferred to Norway. RCT-1 was used as a command and control boat to test new tactics and equipment with postwar MTBron1. She was then sent to Panama City and sold off in 1962."

ppDSS.jpg
ppdqY.jpg
ppgim.jpg
ppi65.jpg
pp1k0.jpg
ppFCc.jpg
ppx6s.jpg
ppXsT.jpg
ppMt3.jpg
ppsfw.jpg
pplQt.jpg


Total Posts: 3387 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: May 11, 2022 - 2:27pm
Great photos Frank! Thanks for sharing them with us! I know there is a group over in next door Sweden that still operates some more modern Torpedo Boats T26,T56 etc and they have several videos on YouTube with those big engines running full speed.
Link to one of his videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_hWVKepoLU

The name of the YouTube channel is "Teawby". Here are the specs on the oldest Torpedo Boat they run called T26:

Class: Patrol/Torpedo Boat
Launched: 1942At: Kockums Shipyard, Sweden
Commissioned: 1943
Decommissioned: 1957

Length: 20 meters
Beam: 5 meters
Displacement: 27 tons
Machinery: Isotta Fraschini, 1500 hp each, 18 cyl each, 57 liter
Speed: 51.5 knots
Crew: 11 Men
Armament: 2 Torpedoes 57 cm; 20 mm machine gun

I would recommend anyone interested in these small fast boats check it out.
The T56 resembles one of the Nasty class boats from VN era.


Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Total Posts: 1370 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
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: May 11, 2022 - 3:50pm
Thanks Jerry. I had seen that video before and for the benefit of those on the forum, it is well worth checking out these boats in operation


Total Posts: 3387 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Stearman

Advanced Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Stearman  Posted on: May 11, 2022 - 9:40pm
Its really great to see three shots with the valve covers off! Nice clear photos too.


Total Posts: 114 | Joined: Nov 1, 2017 - 9:38pm | 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: May 12, 2022 - 4:34am
Thanks Frank, my Norweigan heritage (on my Dads side) appreciates these!

And nice clean boats Stearman, they look like they kept them shipshape. Here's the Hai, ex PT 609, crew nailing them some Soviet poachers:

ppIzH.jpg

Canal cruising, pretty tight fit!:

ppUiM.jpg

ppTy4.jpg



Total Posts: 2129 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
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: May 12, 2022 - 8:54am
Thanks Jeff for the additional photos of the boats that went to Norway. They really kept those boats looking new.


Total Posts: 3387 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | 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