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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: PT 728
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Does anyone have any pictures or cutaway drawings of this Boat?



Posted By: Phil | Posted on: Oct 1, 2021 - 4:01pm
Total Posts: 26 | Joined: May 19, 2021 - 10:52am



Hello Phil,
You are talking about the boat at the Port Clinton Ohio Liberty Aviation Museums "Thomcat" They have a facebook page with relatively recent photos.It is called PT728Thomcat on FB. They guys there have a lot to do and have their work cut out for them but i hear they are making great progress!

[url]https://www.facebook.com/Pt728Thomcat/ [/url]

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Oct 2, 2021 - 1:20am
Total Posts: 1470 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



PT 728 was originally a 70' boat built by Annapolis Yacht and was a Vosper design. The boats included PTs 661-730. There are outboard profile and deck arrangement drawings of PT 723 in the Al Ross / John Lambert book Allied Coastal Forces Of WWII: Volume II. But I don't know if the 661-730 run had any design changes.



Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 2, 2021 - 2:31pm
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Thank you Gents!



Posted By: Phil | Posted on: Oct 3, 2021 - 1:20pm
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Wasn't "Thomcat" the supposed nickname of Lenny Thom's PT 61?



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Oct 5, 2021 - 8:19am
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Yes, the Port Clinton Liberty aircraft museum has some links to Lenny Thom. I think his family is from somewhere nearby and have visited there and donated to the museum. They named the restored 728 in honor of Lenny Thom's boat. But it wasnt PT61 it was his other boat, an 80 ft Elco.

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Oct 5, 2021 - 8:36am
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Thanks, Jerry.

Which 80' Elco did Lenny Thom skipper?



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Oct 6, 2021 - 7:54am
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I am not an expert by my references say PT-587 was his boat and nicknamed Thomcat. Hope this helps.[:-cheers-:]



Posted By: Rock55 | Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 - 10:25pm
Total Posts: 22 | Joined: May 23, 2019 - 7:30am



A little further research shows it might have been PT-586. That info from Frank Johnson Book and Will Day list. So maybe not so helpful...sorry....



Posted By: Rock55 | Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 - 9:52am
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I have a photo of that boat but I cant post it because it is 2 mb size

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 - 3:02pm
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I'd love to see it Jerry, can you e-mail it to me? I'll make it a more manageable size and post it.



Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 10, 2021 - 6:19am
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Yes I will asap.


Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Oct 10, 2021 - 5:51pm
Total Posts: 1470 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



From Jerry, photos of PT 587 taken by Jim Weaver from PT 578. Thank you Jerry!:

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j2SAw.jpg




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 - 6:52am
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