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 Author  Topic: Where are the US PT's today?
newsnerd99

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Help me out and correct the list below...where are the boats now? Post "now" photos if you have 'em!

PT 3 or 6? I can't remember which one - Bridgeton, NJ

PT 8 - Franklin, LA, United States, for sale on Ebay if you want it. Only $1,000,000! Someone made a lower offer on the auction, but it was rejected. Five days left as of this posting...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-1940-US-Navy-81-All-Aluminum-PT-boat-PT-8_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26434QQihZ018QQitemZ280239397080QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW



PT 48 - Near Orlando, FL awaiting transport to Kingston, NY (Fleet Obsolete) www.pt728.com

PT 305 - Was in Galveston, TX - moved to New Orleans, LA (National WWII Museum) for restoration. http://www.nationalww2museum.org/



PT 309 - Restored and located inside the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas http://www.pt-309.org/ http://www.nimitz-museum.org/combat_zone.htm



PT 459 - Albany, NY awaiting transport to Kingston, NY (Fleet Obsolete) www.pt728.com

PT 486 - Avalon, NJ "Big Blue" boat

PT 615 - Kingston, NY (Fleet Obsolete) www.pt728.com



PT 617 - Fall River, MA (PT Boat Museum)



PT 657 - California?

PT 658 - Portland, OR (Save the PT Boat) http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/



PT 659 - Chopped up for parts in Vancouver, WA in 2008. Most parts were taken to restore PT 305 in LA.



PT 695 - ? http://www.warboats.org/ptjoe.htm

PT 761 - Attempted restoration efforts failed, right? Was supposed to be moved to MA but ended up being destroyed in FL in 2006. All I find is an old website: http://www.defendersofamerica.org/DOANM_PT761.cfm http://www.warboats.org/pt761.htm

PT 796 - Fall River, MA (PT Boat Museum)



What do I have wrong or what have I missed?

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Robert Orrell

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There's a PT boat being restored only 20 miles from my house in Florida, but it's a PTF built in 1963.

At least it's being restored. PTF #3 was donated to Boy Scout Troop #544 in Deland, Florida.



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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Funny you should ask, Jim! (newsnerd)
I just happen to know the location of two of your missing boats! The Ex-PT-657 was sold off as war surplus in the 1950's and is now located in San Diego Harbor and renamed Malahini. It was being used as a charter ocean going squid fishing boat up to a few years ago. It probably is still there.
Here is a photo I found of the ex-PT657.


What is left of the ex-PT695 (aka PT Joe) is located in the Sacramento River, at the old Sea Scouts Base, just across the river from Rio Vista, Ca. I personally went there and saw her for myself. The engines had been cut out and the enginerrom cut open and the boat is sunk inside of a little cove. It is basically a lost cause. Here are 3 photos of it below. Jerry









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newsnerd99

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 9, 2008 - 6:08am
Thanks Jerry! That's a shame about 695...to see her sunken in that cove seems worse than 659 getting chopped up!

I'm hoping to do a NJ trip this summer to photo PT 3/6 (I can't remember which) and 486 and see what they look like these days.

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Anyone know what happened to PT 622? Last trace I have is that Electric Boat owned it after the war, used it into the very early 50's in Groton CT as a research platform for testing new props, appendages etc. Don't know what happenened after that.

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  Tom

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Update James on PT-486: She was once the Sightseeing boat Big Blue Sightseerer & based in Wildwood N..J..

She now is privately owned & still located in Wildwood as far as I know. She is being refurbished back to look like a PT Boat. The owner is planning on taking her on tour when he's finished.

If you would like photo's of her as a Sightseeing Boat, I can send them along ? Tom


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I am not too sure if anything has been done with the 305. The last that I knew of that group was that soon after they took that boat down to Texas for restoration - they acquired the 761 and then, unfortunately could not move her for further restoration and she was broken up insitu.

Can anyone tell me if the 305 was ever restored?

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TGConnelly

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And, it's a pity about PT JOE. Wasn't she PT-73 in the opening credits of MCHALE'S NAVY?


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Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jul 12, 2008 - 2:35pm
Garth,
The PT 305 is relocated to New Orleans LA, and the D-Day Museum (aka the Museum of WW2) is actively working on the restoration of that boat. They moved it from Texas about 1 and 1/2 years ago. Recently their curator for PT Boats, Tom Czekanski came to Portland to obtain parts from the PT659 in Vancouver to use in the restoration of the PT305. Have you not been reading this message board? We have been discussing this very subject quite a lot recently. Just kidding. take care Jerry

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TGConnelly

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Sadly, no. I've been preoccupied with a job search. Can someone please email me with the low-down on the 305, thank you.

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