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 Author  Topic: Tube launched torpedo MK's?
Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 8:44am
Gotta love this board, no one agrees on anything, except that we all love PT BOATS, and that Will owes me a PT BOAT MODEL tucked in his garage, lol..........


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 9:04am

Yeah, Jeff . . . what am I going to do with you. I think I have to keep you after the Board and make you erase all the Chalkboards for the rest of the day. Maybe make you moderator so you can receive all the ANTI 109 mail.

Frankie - stick to your guns! Like some of us, you and I dont have Physics and Engineering degrees from Whats-A-Mata-U, so what do we know. Life has taught us not to believe everything we read and are told. Just maybe some skepticism and common sense need to be deployed, specially when book deals, movie deals, TV deals, friends-of-the-family are in the mix. Just maybe we dont live in a world of embellishment, artistic licenses, story telling, and lets not leave out hard hitting documented fact finding and objectivity. Maybe Donovan and Ballard need to join forces to find the Fountain of Youth, oh yeah for encouragement lets through in a book deal, TV deal, and maybe a movie deal, to sweeten the factual basis of their find.

Yeah, Will . . . just maybe cafeteria cleaning is in future!

The story line should probably be changed to Because of the turbulent pitching sea between the PT boat and Destroyer, a torpedo was forcably ejected out of its tube and sent hurling towards the forward mounted depth charge, smashing in to it with enough force to launch it twenty feet above the the PT boat. With alarm, Mister Kennedy leap from the wheel of his boat and atttempted to catch or slow down the crushing speed at which the depth charge was traveling after it met terminal velocity. When his heroic feat failed. it came crashing down through the deck, smashing its way into the crew quarters. Mercifully its crushing force was stopped by the flimsy canvas of the top berth, saving the life of a sleeping crew member below. Thank God for miracles - as the legend lives and grows.

I love this stuff,
Dick . . . .


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  Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 9:41am
Frankie: Wouldn't you know that just as I was crating up that 5' model to send to you, a torpedo jarred loose and hit one of the depth charges, sending it crashing through the deck and into the crew's quarters. I'll make repairs asap. I'd send it to you anyway for Stan to repair, but I know he's busy rebuilding your wife's clothes dryer.

Will

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 10:04am
You funny guy Will.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 11:48am
Just my luck Will, thank the Lord, that depth charge never went off, or Stan would have to start from scratch. I expect repairs will be completed in a timely manner, so you can get that out to me this week. When it rains it pours, as Stan was working on the Dryer, by accident, the Washer hit the dryer, sending the spin cycle into a frenzy, crashing into my newly repaired PT-109 five foot model. As fate would have it, the forward depth charge came loose, crashing through the deck. I think I'll start another book.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Wait a minute you guys! What do you mean the entire world does not revolve around PT109? There are no other PT Boats and all we should do on this board is discuss every aspect of the worlds only PT Boat in excruciating detail! Forever and ever amen! Hah Hah. Jerry

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  Drew Cook

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I never heard of this so-called "PT 109."

Didn't the Elco 80' PT 103-class production line go right from PT 108 to PT 110?


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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 - 3:51pm
I've actually SEEN the PT-109 Drew, but it looks suspiciously like an ASR boat.

Will

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  David Waples

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Wow, this is a tough crowd. Okay, I'm calling Myth Busters on this one! Until proven otherwise I'm sticking with the book. :-)
Dave

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