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29navy

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Sep 7, 2008 - 10:22am
Greetings All,

In going thorugh my photos while working on my MTBSTC Book, I came across this photo for the boats along the waterfront.


MTBSTC Waterfront

To see original large photo click this link: http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/CharlieJones/?action=view¤t=waterfront1-1.jpg - Remember to zoom or click on the image when you get to this PhotoBucket page.


In looking at it, I noticed PT-48 right out in front. So I zoomed in on it.


Close-up of PT-48

Didn't see this picture on earlier posts so thought I'd post it here.

Enjoy.

Charlie

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Charlie -

Please drop me an email at PTConsultingNHR@aol.com, Thank you.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Sep 7, 2008 - 11:41am
Great photo Charlie...thanks for sharing it! Ted will love that!

Here's to hoping we'll see the 48 look like that again...

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Terrific photo! I am adding a photo I took this summer. How Melville has changed.


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Dick Weaver

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Nat, I just posted an image on the photobucket in th PT167 Who-Me album. It is the front cover of a Melville booklet published in Sept-Oct of 1943 a copy of which I have and was in my Late fathers PT archives. Do you have a copy of this booklet?

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  TED WALTHER

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Charlie;
This photo is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only photo I have seen so far that has actually shown her number. I still believe those earlier photos are of her also, but we can't see the number. Do you have a date by any chance? I now it is after Aug 1944, but could this actually be a 1945 photo?
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
TED


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Nathaniel Smith

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Dick

I do not. The image you posted looks very intriguing. Is this booklet something you can scan and send? The picture looks a lot like my dad's PT-154. It started the war with torpedo tubes and no gun up front. My dad says he tried to run down a Japanese destroyer but the damn thing out ran him. It is amazing that the famed PT boat was not faster than the Japanese destroyer it was designed to sink.

Does anyone know what the structure is that is above the windscreen and below the searchlight?

Nat
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29navy

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Hi Ted,

No,don't have a date, but as you said, it after August 1944 as that is when PT-48 was transferred there. Sorry.

Charlie

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29navy

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Got a question about the 77-footers....When they were reclassified as small boats, would they remove (paint over) the original numbers since they were no longer PT boats? If so, this may narrow the picture date down to a couple of months in 1944. Just a thought.

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  Wayne Traxel

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Excellent shot Charlie, thanks for sharing it. Have noticed that 48 still has a torpedo rack portside forward, was kind of surprised to see that on a returning obsolete craft. Photo may have been taken shortly after arrival to the States. To bad that landing craft is in the way it, It might answer if 48 had an aft set of racks. This feature wasn't on the mystery 77 footer featured on this board earlier this year.

Also appears that 48 retained the Colt turret mounts that she went over with.



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