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 Author  Topic: Need Huckins 255-264 Boat photos
Dick

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Does anyone have a clear shot of a Huckins PT 255 through 264. That is clear enough to see/show armament configuration. I've search through the normal books by Chun, Johnson, Ferrell, U.S. Small Combatants, PT Boats at War and etc. Only found one but it was a distance shot and very dark. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

The Purpose:
For sometime now, I've been creating line drawings for a compilation of Isometric and Plan Deck Views of PT boat configurations either from drawings or more then likely photos published in book such as listed above. It includes 70 & 80 ELCOs, 78 Higgins and 78 Huckins. Hopefully later on I hope to enlist some volunteers to browse through their photo/drawing collections and markup a diagram for boat number, armament type, mount, radar and so on and so on. See a sample below.

All the best,
Dick . . . .











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Gary Szot

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This is the only pic of a Huckins that i have PT 259


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Memphis has (or at least had) a number of color photos of this group of boats in Hawaii. The aft 20mm had been replaced with a 40mm and I think the tubes had been replaced with roll-offs. The last time I saw them was 30 years ago, so I may be off on the tubes.

I have a couple photos to upload once I get Photobucket working.

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OK, here we go. These are from a Huckins publication circa 1943/44 entitled "Never a Dull Moment".

This is 259 on trials, from the same series of photos as Gary's.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/259.jpg

These, while from the earlier PT 96, provide an interesting look at the cockpit of these boats:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/huck_0001.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/huck_0002.jpg
Al Ross




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Gary Szot

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Huckins PT 95

I scanned this shot from Victor Chungs book. He identified the boat as PT 95.

Looking at the squadron page here I noticed that RON 4, PT 95 is suppossed to be a 78' Higgens.

Can anyone ID this boat?


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  TED WALTHER

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DICK;
AL IS CORRECT, I SAW SOME OF THESE COLOR PHOTOS TOO BACK WHEN I WAS THERE IN DEC 1995, BUT I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN THEM, SINCE I AM MAINLY AN ELCO MAN.
I THINK WAYNE HAS A FEW B/W ONES TOO, I THINK HE SENT SOME TO ME AND SOME OF HIGGINS RON 17 THAT PASSED THROUGH PEARL ON WAY TO PACIFIC IN 1944. BUT MY COMPUTER CRASHED TWO YEARS AGO AND I LOST THEM.
TAKE CARE,
TED


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Will Day

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Dick: I've got the 256,257,259,260,261&264 boats. Quality varies wildly, but you can see some of the armament layouts.....

I'll send them tomorrow, if you're intersted.

Will

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Dick

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Guys, thanks a lot, the help is really appreciated.

Will, please send.

Dick . . . .


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Dick

I have a few shots of some Huckins Boats, but they are in the Exhibit, which will be coming down this week. When the dust settles, I will get them to you.............


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Dick

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Thanks Frank.

Dick . . . .


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