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Topic: PT 187's second 20mm?
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Allied Coastal Forces Volume II states that PT 187 received a second 20mm Mk 14 Oerlikon that was installed on the foredeck in March 1943. Would anyone know the type of mount and whether it was offset to port or on the deck centerline? [:-confused2-:]

Cheers!
--Bob

Posted By: Bob Steinbrunn | Posted on: Mar 24, 2016 - 12:06pm
Total Posts: 134 | Joined: Jan 23, 2016 - 9:16am



Hi Bob,

Not sure of 1943, but I believe by the end of the war PT 187 had a total of three 20mm mounts. One replacing the forward 50 cal tub mount, and two additional ones forward (port and starboard) on Mk14s with a 37mm on a Mk 14 on the bow. It had an aft dual 50 cal tub mount and 40mm on the stern. I believe this was a standard configuration for the Ron late in the war.

Cheers,
Andy



Posted By: Andy Small | Posted on: Mar 24, 2016 - 2:38pm
Total Posts: 259 | Joined: Nov 20, 2013 - 9:04pm



This it?

[url]http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/120518701.jpg[/url]

[url]https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/PT/PT-187.html[/url]



Posted By: Capt Speirs | Posted on: Mar 24, 2016 - 2:39pm
Total Posts: 41 | Joined: Feb 21, 2016 - 6:56pm



I think the second pic is the 174 boat.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Mar 24, 2016 - 7:32pm
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Yes Will that is PT 174.

Bob;
Here are a few photos: [url]http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05187.htm[/url]
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Mar 24, 2016 - 8:54pm
Total Posts: 3059 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Thanks Andy, Captain Speirs, Will, and Ted for the information and the links. The one photograph of PT 187 is exactly what I was looking for. It shows the boat with the old style torpedo tubes, but also that it has been upgraded with the SO-type radar mast and a Mk. 14 20mm Oerlikon on the foredeck which is offset to port from the deck centerline.

Looks like all this will require minimal modification & scratch-building to the 1/48 BlueJacket kit, and Im on my way. (What a great forum!) [:-cheers-:]


Cheers!
--Bob

Posted By: Bob Steinbrunn | Posted on: Mar 26, 2016 - 12:19pm
Total Posts: 134 | Joined: Jan 23, 2016 - 9:16am