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Topic: New photos of PT 658 underway
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Hello Message Board,
Here are some of the latest pictures of recent events that PT658, (the only operational, fully restored, 100% authentic WW2 PT Boat in the world) took part in this summer. The 4 torpedoes and midships 20mm complete the boats full armament. These were taken on the Columbia River and the Williamette River in June and in August 2007. Jerry

(Clearer photo) Underway at Antique Boat show June 22 2007
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/33knots.jpg[/image]
After High speed run:
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PICT0022.jpg[/image]
PT296 underway in 1943 for comparison:
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT296_UWay.jpg[/image]
At River Place Marina in downtown Portland 8-3-07:
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT658_Riverplace.jpg[/image]
With another WW2 vessel used in amphibious invasions LCI713:
[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT658andLCI713.jpg[/image]

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Aug 28, 2007 - 10:24pm
Total Posts: 1212 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Jerry - What can be said - other then, a very pretty sight for the eyes. The group and its accomplishments must have all gleaming with pride. Well done Portland.

All the best,
Dick Washichek




Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Aug 28, 2007 - 11:29pm
Total Posts: 918 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm



Jerry

Just a thing of Beauty. What makes it so sad for me is that it is so darn far away from my home here in Massachusetts, that I am not sure if I will ever be able to jump on a plane and fly over. The pictures are great and your group is just wonderful. I hope you will always have members that will take over when the WWII PT VETS are gone. Good job.............



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 6:45am
Total Posts: 3138 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Great job as always, Jerry. You guys are awesome.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 9:54am
Total Posts: 1856 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Jerry,
The picture of the 658 underway brings back memories. Great pictures. Thanks!

C. J. Willis

Posted By: CJ Willis | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 10:48am
Total Posts: 464 | Joined: Nov 5, 2006 - 5:02pm



Jerry,

What a great, great job you and your group have done on the 658!

Thanks for the photos.



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 12:24pm
Total Posts: 1227 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am



Great job guys.

I have a question though. On the stern of the boat I do not see the stock exhaust system. How are you handling this?



Posted By: Gary Szot | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 12:26pm
Total Posts: 193 | Joined: Feb 12, 2007 - 1:00pm



Sorry, my bad. It's a Higgens not an Elco.



Posted By: Gary Szot | Posted on: Aug 29, 2007 - 12:28pm
Total Posts: 193 | Joined: Feb 12, 2007 - 1:00pm



I posted a clearer more detailed photo of the boat underway in the first message in this thread. Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Sep 23, 2007 - 4:53am
Total Posts: 1212 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



That first picture is great! It must be a helluva sight...and to actually hear it race by. Looks like I need to go visit my uncle in Oregon!

Grandson of James J Stanton
RON 15 PT-209
RON 23 PT-243


Posted By: newsnerd99 | Posted on: Sep 24, 2007 - 1:28am
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You are Lucky Guy's.
What a ride that must be.
It's nice to see a working boat,especially going fast.
Keep up the Good work.

s.symonds

Posted By: muddyfields | Posted on: Sep 24, 2007 - 2:24am
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