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Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII

Forum Name: PT Boats - General

Topic: ELCO 70 Foot PT Boats - Set #4

SET #4 - Elco 70 footers in Cuba.


PT-17 Listing to Starboard. Nothing in Kenney's report about this.


Another shot of PT-17 at the dock.


PT-18 at the dock in Cienfuegos, Cuba.


PT-18 with a sheared prop being replaced in Cuba.


Another look at PT 18.


PT 18 Sailor, holding the sheared prop.

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Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 11:02am
Total Posts: 3171 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am

Hi ya Frank-

I just love those old shots of the 70 footers! Keep 'em comin'!

Do you know of any companies that produce a kit or hull configuration of the 70 footer in say 1/32 scale? I'd love to build a model of one and I'm sure other modelers out there would as well! It would make a very sweet radio controlled model with twin 550's, HMMMM!

Thanks again Frank!

Frank Ryczek, Jr.
Modeler/Friend Ron 10 PT- 169 - ZEBRA SNAFU



Posted By: FRANK | Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 11:28am
Total Posts: 349 | Joined: Oct 7, 2007 - 2:09pm

Hey Frank,

Is that the first PT tender Niagra in the background in the third photo in Set #4 ("PT-18 at the dock in Cienfuegos, Cuba")?

Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 11:56am
Total Posts: 1243 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am


Yes that is the USS NIAGRA in the background. Just a side note here, PT 18 clipped her Prop, shearing off a blade or two. In one ohoto you wil notice PT 18, with a group on her Stern. They were changing the prop...............

Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 12:12pm
Total Posts: 3171 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am

MicroGlass ( produces a 1/32 scale fiberglass hull of the 77' boat. With a little surgery....

Al Ross

Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Mar 24, 2008 - 2:21pm
Total Posts: 900 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm

Greetings Al,
What are the chances of our friends at Bluejacket putting out a 77' or 70' PT? Also curious how the 80' Elco sold. I bought two of them myself.

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Mar 25, 2008 - 5:33am
Total Posts: 1593 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm

To mr. Drew Cook

my dad was on the Niagra when sunk

do you have any details as to crew names additional photo.s

I am now 60 and retired army putting together everything for my kids

he lost everything when went dowm everything is great in terms of information

my e mail

much thanks in advance


Posted By: raif hollister | Posted on: Mar 9, 2014 - 8:22am
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