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 Author  Topic: Recent Photos of PT658 at Rose Festival
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Message board folks, here are a few pics showing the current status of the USS PT658 at the Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week. We still have the boat out of the water on the cradle and have completed about 90% of the out of water repairs to the boat. We still wanted to attend the Fleet Week festivities, and as an added bonus we were highly visible to the general public who was able to come aboard for a guided tour of the boat, as it sat moored to the downtown sea wall on the barge. We had about 2500 visitors come aboard over the dates of June 5-10, 2008. A few of the photos show the new woodwork on the stern of the boat which had suffered from dry rot in the 4 years she has been sitting in the water since 2004. Enjoy the photos. Jerry

Here is the new mahogany planks on the stern:


The aft stbd chine was also replaced with new mahogany planks:


We had to replace the transom ribs with new mahogany planks


Being pushed by tugboat on the barge to downtown Portland


Another view of the PT658 Stbd side being pushed to the Rose Festival


Newly arrived at the downtown seawall


City of Portland supplied our fancy stairs and gangway at the waterfront


The 40mm Bofors on PT658 overlooks Downtown Portland waterfront


Bob Alton giving public tour during Rose Festival 2008


Checking out the new Thompson SMG's obtained for the PT658's small arms rack inside the wardroom


WW2 PT Boat (PT238) veteran Maury Hooper explains the operation of the Mark 13 Torpedo to interested onlookers on board PT658 during Portland Rose Festival 2008




Jerry Gilmartin

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Looks sharp Jerry! Everytime I see photos I get the itch to go visit my uncle near Portland...

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Thanks, Jerry!

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Beautiful Job Jerry.

The boat is coming along wonderfully and she looks sharp ( Not as sharp as the ELCO) Opps, here comes the trouble. You guys are doing such an awesome job. I need a STM Jerry for the Exhibit, did you get a good deal on the ones you purchased..........


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Jerry -

Looks beautiful as ever, nice job you guys are doing.

Oh those gray skies, occasionally miss my Eugene / Triangle Lake days growing up . . . .

All the best,
Dick . . . .


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  Wayne Traxel

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Hello Jerry,

Save the PT does excellent work. This craft looks better every year. Thank you for sharing these photos.

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