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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: Higgins Builders Plate
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I have never seen one. So.....Did Higgins install builders plates on their boats? If so what did they look like(if anyone has a photo, please post it here), where were they mounted? What were Higgins builders plates made out of bronze or bakelight?
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 8, 2011 - 8:29am
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Yes they did. Like ELCO, they were metal early and plastic (of some sorts) later on. Here's some:

[Image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/CharlieJones/pic13261.jpg[/Image]

[Image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/CharlieJones/pic14962-1.jpg[/Image]

[Image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/CharlieJones/68465PTBoatsandactivitiesatMTBTrainingCenterMelvilleRIJune1943.jpg[/Image]



Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Sep 8, 2011 - 1:11pm
Total Posts: 535 | Joined: Dec 28, 2006 - 3:02pm



Thanks once again Charlie.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 8, 2011 - 3:04pm
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Hi Ted,
Although it was a late war PT-625 class, Here is what they looked like inside PT631 charthouse. Similar, but more stylized font for the Higgins word. Jerry

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/PT631%20Higgins%20Builders%20Photos/nh71658.jpg[/image]





Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Sep 8, 2011 - 11:26pm
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Thanks Jerry.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 - 7:09am
Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am