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Tom dK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Tom dK  Posted on: Dec 17, 2022 - 9:27am
Hi everyone ,
it's some years that I posted here ,but I have time now to finish the boat.
But first a question about the dinghy.
was it onboard during actions and if so where was it stored?

cheers,
Tom

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Joe Reese

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Joe Reese  Posted on: Dec 17, 2022 - 11:00am
Is that one of the canceled end war 78' Higgins, meant for Russia?

The closest I could find was a pic of 791 with a very small, maybe 8', dinghy tied upside down on the port side, just forward of the bridge. 792-796 didn't seem to have any dingy pics, if any pics at all, and then there were some one offs, some cancellations, etc. The Higgins 78s picked back up at 813 but all listed as canceled, according to navsource.

https://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05791.htm


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Tom dK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Tom dK  Posted on: Dec 17, 2022 - 11:47am
Hi ,
the 815 is an Elco 80' did service in the channel during D-Day and some weeks there after , at the southern end .
It was send to russia at some point .

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  TED WALTHER

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Tom;
You mean PT 518 RON 35.
Take care,
TED

http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05518.htm

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Joe Reese

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Joe Reese  Posted on: Dec 17, 2022 - 9:12pm
Hi all,

I looked at PTs 510-521 on Navsource, and there is only one boat I saw a dinghy on. This pic of the 515 has what appears to be a small dinghy on the bow, next to what might be a park bench(?)

https://www.navsource.org/archives/12/120551502.jpg


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Tom dK

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Hi,
I think the park bench is a device to hoist wounded sailors out of the water.

cheers,
Tom


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Joe Reese

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Joe Reese  Posted on: Dec 18, 2022 - 10:46am
I don't know if this will be helpful or not, as it's not a part of the same squadron, but I just stumbled over this pic on pinterest and thought it may offer another dinghy storage option.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/876935358671339838/




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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Sister boat, PT-515 showing a dingy on her bow.

pHjng.jpg


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  TED WALTHER

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The dinghy was not a part of RON 34 and RON 35 boat equipment. They didn’t carry them. They were made part of the boat equipment on later series boats. The dinghy on 515 in Franks photo, was probably “liberated/borrowed “ from the Portsmouth Base.
Take care,
TED


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Tom dK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Tom dK  Posted on: Jan 3, 2023 - 7:08am
thanks guy's ,I'll leave the dinghy of.
got a other one for you ,is there a better drawing for the dimensions of the torpedo aiming device ?

pKODH.jpg

i made this but I think it's to big ,the square of the green background is 10mm .
the evergreen square is about 5mm.

cheers,
Tom

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