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» Topic: PT 370 RON 18
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Jerry;
Great photo of PT 370 on NAVSOURCE! This is the best photo of these Scott Paine boats I have ever seen.
In the write up, I noticed, they were originally planned as a 4 boat squadron in the Caribbean Sea Frontier, were they originally destined for RON 14? Or was RON 18 supposed to be another 4 boat Squadron? I wonder where they were to be based?
I was wondering, does anyone have diagrams of these boats in their RON 18 configuration??
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 7:31am
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Hi Ted,
How do you get on the NAVSOURCE?

Victor K Chun

Posted By: victorkchun | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 7:58am
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Hi Victor;
www.navsource.com
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 8:08am
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OOPS!!!
Victor it's www.navsource.org
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 8:09am
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Beaucoup years ago, I drew a set for one of the CPB boats but am doubtful of its accuracy. I'll poke around and see if I still have a copy. I do have the original CPB plans for these boats as configured for the RNN:

[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/cpbga.jpg[/IMaGe]
[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/cpbcabin.jpg[/IMaGe]

Al Ross




Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 9:02am
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Al;
Thanks. Still I would like to see more of thesse boats, These 4 boats seem to be extremely lacking in the photographic department. I have only seen 3 photos of these boats.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 10:41am
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I think the boat in silhouette on the PT title page at NAVSOURCE is PT-149, but I can't get my Email to N.S. to work.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 11:30am
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Al,

I have a print of your drawing.



Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 11:36am
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I don't know if these are relevant to this post, but I found these at the Curacao Maritime Museum a few years back.
[IMAGE]http://imageshack.us/a/img594/4550/curacao2011377.jpg[/IMAGE]

[IMAGE]http://imageshack.us/a/img401/9959/curacao2011378.jpg[/IMAGE]

[IMAGE]http://imageshack.us/a/img849/3969/curacao2011376.jpg[/IMAGE]

[IMAGE]http://imageshack.us/a/img849/3969/curacao2011376.jpg[/IMAGE]

[IMAGE]http://imageshack.us/a/img515/8291/curacao2011379.jpg[/IMAGE]



Posted By: Jonathan Eno | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 4:37pm
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Well that did not work.
What is the trick to posting images on this board?



Posted By: Jonathan Eno | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 4:38pm
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Jon;
use "image"
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:17pm
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The Photo Links have been repaired.
The word "IMAGE" was misspelled, a couple missing closing brackets.




Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:29pm
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Thank You



Posted By: Jonathan Eno | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 5:44pm
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Here are a couple more images of the CPB boats for the RNN.

[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/TM34D.jpg[/IMaGe] TM34
[IMaGe]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/TM28A-2.jpg[/IMaGe] TM28

TM32, 35, 36, 37 became PT 368, 369, 370, 371 respectively.

In the photo collection at HQ are a number of photos of the four PTs taken by LCDR Edwin Polk. Most are closeups, but interesting. Maybe someone can take a look.

Al



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Jan 29, 2013 - 6:40pm
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A question,

On the boat with the shark mouth motif and the # 29 boat; are those fake tubes? I don't see the charge canister on the top of them?


Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 7:29am
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Most likely dummy torpedoes used for trial runs. The 29 boat certainly has them, I could not get a good shot of the torpedoes on the shark mouth but in general appearance , they look to be dummy torpedoes as well. I also notice no gun mounts are present...........



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 8:22am
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Thank you.

Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 9:24am
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FYI;
For all interested, history of all RNN TM(MTB's) sent to Naval Base Parera, Curaçao go to this website: [url]http://www.netherlandsnavy.nl/TM22.htm[/url]
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 10:05am
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Those images reming me a lot of the old 1/72 Airfix RAF Rescue Launch model.

[url]http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/Airfix_RAF_Rescue_Launch_Group_Build_Gallery_about4664.html?sid=fdf6a9e7c7d8753678301e98e561366d[/url]

[url]http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_deeppockets&task=catContShow&cat=21&id=1816&Itemid=35[/url]

Apparently there were different arnament configurations. Note the similarity of the boat in the second build on the first link above to the boat in the images posted in this thread.

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder2 | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 10:09am
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Some similar looking photos, but instead of Elco or Higgins plant photos, these are from the Canadian Power Boat Company plant in Quebec.

The photo below are directly linked from this Canadian Government website:
[url]http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/faces/001048-110.01-e.php?sk=421&submit=Submit&PHPSESSID=r0hnd0gcc3uipl6smt7nsocuf0[/url]


[image]http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a132175-v6.jpg[/image]
Worker assembling the machine gun turret frame of a motor torpedo boat under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.


[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132177-v6.jpg[/image]
Workers preparing to install a Packard motor in a motor torpedo boat under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.



[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132179-v6.jpg[/image]
Workers covering the hulls of motor torpedo boats under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company with linen fabric, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.



[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132180-v6.jpg[/image]
Workers attaching the superstructure to a motor torpedo boat under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.


[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132181-v6.jpg[/image]
Workers on the deck of a motor torpedo boat, under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.


[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132184-v6.jpg[/image]
Fitting the machine gun turret structure of a motor torpedo boat under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.


[image]http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ap/a/a132178-v6.jpg[/image]
Workers preparing to install a Packard motor in a motor torpedo boat under construction at Canadian Power Boat Company, Montreal, Québec, Canada, 24 April 1941.






Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 10:12am
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Wow! Fantastic clear images Dick. Thanks for sharing those.

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

Posted By: PeterTareBuilder2 | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 10:37am
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Dick;
Yes, very nice photos, I wonder what boats these became.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 11:31am
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You have to respect our Canadian bretheren. They all wore ties to work!



Posted By: Jonathan Eno | Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 5:32pm
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