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Forum Category: PT Boats of WWII
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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: PT 99-Porkers Stern
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Gidday all,
Who was Porker?and Why was it his turn?
This Boat,the 99,Porkers Stern,has had me intrigued for some time,it doesnt seem to get mentioned very often.Im just interested if anyone knows anything about it and its crew.The numbers are a little obscured so im presuming its the 99.
Cheers Fellas

[image]http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll183/aust_yank/077918.jpg[/image]

Michael

Posted By: Michael | Posted on: Jun 9, 2008 - 11:42pm
Total Posts: 218 | Joined: Aug 6, 2007 - 7:25pm



PT99 was a Huckins boat assigned to RON14, then RON4. This is a late production Higgins PT.

Al Ross



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: Jun 10, 2008 - 2:44am
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Michael, while I can't say for certain, I believe my father Walter Bauer Jr. was a torpedoman who may have served on the 99. He often mentioned her name along with the "Knightmare" which I believe was PT 277 when he would talk about his time in the Navy. His separation papers, which unfortunately are the only thing I have to go on, list him as having served in ron's 17, 14, and 23, but unfortunately I have no idea of when; what boats etc that he may have been on other than the conversations and stories I remember him telling. Unfortuantely he died several years ago and I have been unable to really verify anything else.

I would certainly be interested in any information you come up with regarding her crew etc. to see if I can verify any thing.

thanks

Wayne Bauer



Posted By: Wayne Bauer | Posted on: Jun 10, 2008 - 8:50am
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Micheal;
As Al stated, PT 99 "PORKERS STERN" was a 78' Huckins that was first assigned to RON 4 at Melville, then later assigned to RON 14 in Panama. She was later sold after the war and lasted until the late 1970's- early 1980's, lastly existing as a houseboat I believe. She was last on the
Penobscot River, Maine.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Jun 10, 2008 - 9:23am
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Michael, while I can't say for certain, I believe my father Walter Bauer Jr. was a torpedoman who may have served on the 99. He often mentioned her name along with the "Knightmare" which I believe was PT 277 when he would talk about his time in the Navy. His separation papers, which unfortunately are the only thing I have to go on, list him as having served in ron's 17, 14, and 23, but unfortunately I have no idea of when; what boats etc that he may have been on other than the conversations and stories I remember him telling. Unfortuantely he died several years ago and I have been unable to really verify anything else.

I would certainly be interested in any information you come up with regarding her crew etc. to see if I can verify any thing.

thanks

Wayne Bauer



Just spoke with my Mother who confirmed my father was on this boat...but she doesn't remember the time frame etc.
Sorry
Wayne




Posted By: Wayne Bauer | Posted on: Jun 10, 2008 - 1:33pm
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This is the caption that accompanied the picture,
PURIATA RIVER AREA, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1944-12-31. AN AMERICAN PT BOAT DRAWING ALONGSIDE AN AMERICAN LANDING CRAFT INFANTRY GUNBOAT DURING THE COMBINED NAVAL - AIR FORCE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE JAPANESE IN THE AREA.
Thanks all, ill try to find out more about her Wayne and get back to ya!
Cheers

Michael

Posted By: Michael | Posted on: Jun 10, 2008 - 1:48pm
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