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 Author  Topic: Sea Bags and Deck Clocks
Allan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Allan   Send Email To Allan Posted on: Feb 12, 2012 - 6:49pm
To All:

1- What was the procedure for stowage of sea bags aboard the PT's? If a man went into sick bay aboard a tender or to a field hospital, did the sea bag go with him?

2- Was there any type of deck clock mounted to the PT or were just the small chronometers as supplied to the quartermasters for navigation used?

I have a deck clock that was mounted in the MTBSTC firehouse but I'm not sure if it came from a PT or was "requisitioned" from some other source. I also have a PT first aid kit that was carried on one of the MTBSTC FD pumpers, so I am aware that certain items found their way into the fire dept at the training center, probably by way of "midnight" requisitions.

Your thoughts or best guess?

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29navy

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Allan, my guess is that if he was transferred to a field hospital or hospital ship, it was propbably for a long(er) time so he would probably take everything with him. Not knowing how long the recovery would be or if he would be sent back from whence he came.

As far as a sickbay on a tender, they weren't designed for long term care, only a couple of days, so probably wouldn't take everything if that was the case.

Of course it was all dependant on the specific case.

As far as the fire department at MTBSTC, as you know, the fire house was not an authorized structure (i.e., not on the organizational list) so everything they got was "borrowed" from somewhere...even the wood and metal to build it.



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29navy

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Allan, my guess is that if he was transferred to a field hospital or hospital ship, it was propbably for a long(er) time so he would probably take everything with him. Not knowing how long the recovery would be or if he would be sent back from whence he came.

As far as a sickbay on a tender, they weren't designed for long term care, only a couple of days, so probably wouldn't take everything if that was the case.

Of course it was all dependant on the specific case.

As far as the fire department at MTBSTC, as you know, the fire house was not an authorized structure (i.e., not on the organizational list) so everything they got was "borrowed" from somewhere...even the wood and metal to build it.



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Allan

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Allan   Send Email To Allan Posted on: Feb 14, 2012 - 7:17pm
Charlie:

Thanks for your thoughts and I quite agree. Do you know if PT's had deck clocks mounted somewhere? If so, what type or size were they?

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29navy

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My initial thoughts are probably not because of all the bouncing and punding they take (and give) while zipping across the waves. Clocks don't usually like that kind of treatment. But that is based on my opinion. I'll look through my pictures and see if I can find a clock anywhere.

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Gary Paulsen

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Allan,
Check out the photo on Jerry Gilmartins response in a previous thread.
http://www.ptboats.org/cgi-local/sitenetbbs/netboardr.cgi?fid=102&cid=101&tid=1170&sc=20&pg=1&x=0
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Allen

As I wrote to you, I have two of them that came from PT BOATS. The ones I have I know came from the helm area of the boats. The photo just provided will certainly show proof positive that they were used.


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What about a Higgins?

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Bob

One of the ones I have, came from PT-213 a HIGGINS PT BOAT. It was given to me by Lt. Victor Kodis, who served on the boat, nicknamed "SPITTEN KITTEN".


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Bob

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Where did it hang? I would think in the charthouse somewhere or over the C.O.s desk, but have seen no photos.

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