Unfortunately their reports fell upon deaf ears. Although often referred to as "Plywood Boats" and sometimes "Mosquito Boats", the hulls of the PT Boats were actually constructed of double planked mahogany. So let’s talk seams! If you go allow yourself a full day as there is an awful lot to see in addition to the Patrol Torpedo Boats. Type VII submarines were the most widely used U-boats of the war and were the most produced submarine class in history, with 703 built. Although personal cameras were not officially allowed Milt brought a Kodak Brownie camera with him and took a number of photos of life on a PT Boat base in the Solomon Islands. Please confirm dimensions given here for yourself if errors cannot be tolerated. Now I'm not the best seamstress and they aren't as nice as the ones you can order…, Fairlie’s new 55 is a class boat aimed at sailors who want modern features with the looks of a classic. WW2 PT boats generally carried four torpedoes when configured for anti-ship duty. 2013 December 3, corrected the grab rail locations on all views. I am guessing that it was to make the handles stand out at night or if the PT Boats capsized to aid the crew in escaping. All ports shall be of special type with improved drain pans and scuppers, except in crew's dayroom and chart house sides which shall be fitted with hinged metal ports with integral black-out shutters and equipped with wire mesh insect screens satisfactory to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding. The floor of the day room shall be removable, as described in section 1-4. The following are selected day room cabin trunk related sections from the Navy PT boat build manual found at http://archive.hnsa.org/doc/pt/specs/index.htm.  4 50 cal. He noticed in images of PT 103 and 105 as seen here on Gene Kirkland's PT King site that the boats did not have the long handled cranks mounted on the day room cabin trunk roof. When the two crewmen were sure the MPs could see them they engaged in a very loud and physical fight. See more ideas about Boat interior, Interior, Boat interior design. And that the early boats may have lacked the 90 degree gearboxes as seen in an image of PT 107 here. ***************************************** ***************************************** I'd love to hear it. Galley & Heads Once this problem was addressed and resolved, the PT Boats and especially the fleet submarines were much more successful in their torpedo attacks. Please note that this manual is a later version than the 103 class, read coverage notes below the title. This PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo) had been sent to a professional ship yard for a complete restoration and has been completed to a very high standard. 2017 March 14, added reference photos of the early mast rest, and an unknown canvas structure. R-7). Any tank may be unshipped independent of the other two. Access to the after machine gun turret shall be through a door cut in the part of turret wall rounding out from the port aft corner of the day room. Width: 99" at outside faces of longitudinal bulkheads. On PT 103-162 boats with heaters (possibly PT 139-141 only), the sections of the throttle push rod deck housing that ran alongside the day room cabin trunk (sections 2, 3, and 4) were also used as a heater duct. PT Boat PT-617 (Elco) PT-617 is an Elco class PT Boat.PT-617's specifications are: Length: 80 feet Beam: 19 feet 11 inches Draught: 4 feet Crew: 2 officers and 9 crewmen Displacement: 51 tons fully loaded Max Speed: 41kts (46mph) Fuel Capacity: 3,000 gallons of 100 octane avgas Range: 358 miles at 35kts, 1050 miles on one engine, 11 knots Oil Capacity: 30 gallons I thought, man that's a pretty vulnerable position on the boat and asked him why he chose it. Length of removable section of roof: 113 7/8". Range: 358 miles at 35kts, 1050 miles on one engine, 11 knots machine gun turret, with main and depressed firing floors, limiting stops, exit door, and adequate drainage, as per plan. MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES. Milt said that when they got there they got chewed out by some admiral. ***************************************** They even had a grill/snack bar on board with food that was quite passable and reasonably priced. When JFK realized that the collision was imminent, he immediately called for the transmission to be engaged by the engine room operator but it was too late. Displacement: 51 tons fully loaded He told me a few stories but my favorite was a story about beer. Where not available or legible for a part, it is labeled "this is a guess" or similar. The next time I go I'll try to book myself a bunk onboard the ship to save myself that long drive back to NJ at the end of the day. ammunition shall be provided in crew's dayroom under settee on port side, and in locker on starboard side of bridge, with outboard door, forward of the machine-gun turret. Access doors to the tank manholes shall be cut in the side panels of the day room between the floor and the deck. I looked online to see what other people did to try and come up with the best solution. Starboard boat hook location varied. Jack said that was John F. Kennedy's problem the night PT 109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. Recognized as the most protected marina in the Florida Gulf Coast. On non-heater equipped boats, images show a cover plate on the flange where the duct coming from the engine hatch mounted heater attached to the throttle push rod deck housing at the aft end of the cabin trunk. Which is so amazing as Milt is well into his 80s and still hears very well. SECTION R-7. If you have ever seen a PT Boat in a movie or on TV be prepared, it is a lot larger in real life! Day room shall be available as temporary infirmary as well as crew's quarters, and shall have crew lockers, medicine cupboard, and shelves worked into after end, according to plan. While their PT Boats were moored in a small port in the Mediterranean a large quantity of beer was unloaded on the pier right in front of them. Ammunition stowage.-To starboard of fore and aft passageway, the entire area will be utilized for stowage of ammunition, small arms, pyrotechnic equipment, etc., to suit military requirements. Added image showing woods used in construction. There shall be one main section of flooring mid-length of the compartment, built up in box-panel form which shall include hatch to center tank, and shall have ledges across forward and after sides to support separately removable panels placed in the four corners of the room, also the raised portable steps over fuel tank connections (see Section W-1-k). 2013 December 5, updated rain guards over windows. While there are many, many sailboats designed for the masses, a surprising few meet the criteria I am about to provide below. Images are for non-commercial personal use only, please obtain permission for any other use. DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS One of Milt's fellow crew members, Charles Nelson wrote an in interesting account of his experiences as a 50 caliber Browning Machine Gun Turret Gunner. Interior design junkie. Armament: Above the deck line, the day room shall have 3 windows each side, and one in the forward bulkhead for bridge communication. The type had several modifications. PT-617's specifications are: Length: 80 feet Jun 9, 2017 - Explore 's board "Boat Interior", followed by 205 people on Pinterest. COMPARTMENTS. Military Museums Main Page When I asked Milt about why they were burned, he replied the boats had taken a beating from all the night missions they performed (and some had run aground and had been repaired) and also that they just didn't care. Other PT Boat Interior Photos, Milt Donadt's WWII Photos on an Elco PT Boat in the Pacific Oil Capacity: 30 gallons (80-Foot) The Porpoise was an old PT boat. There was plenty of usable building lumber on each Elco and the locals could have made good use of the materials. Turret protective shield: PT 103- sometime between PT 317 to 323 only. The entire center section of the cabin roof shall be mechanically removable, to facilitate the extrication of the fuel tanks. The return trip back down the Hudson River was not quite as much fun as their high speed run north. Although I didn't do so myself, I learned that you can actually stay overnight on the Battleship Massachusetts. Due to the large number of photo's and books that I have acquired over the years I have decided to redraw the boat as close to the original as is possible with a view to possibly making a museum quality model as distinct from a remote control model. I don't know if the connector duct was used on non-heater equipped boats or on PT 163-196, or if cover plates were used. Battleship Cove Naval Museum is an awesome naval museum. Home. One veteran of PT Boats felt it was to keep the grime from dirty hands from showing. A friend of my father, Milt Donadt served on Elco PT Boats in the Pacific during the Second World War. The restoration is very well done and the only issues I could find with the exterior were the lack of actuators for the valve flaps which either routed the exhaust through the mufflers for quiet running or directly out the ports for high speed runs. The men concluded a distraction was in order. However Jack's and the other crews were a smart bunch. In effect, all furnishings above the day room floor shall be easily removable, so that flooring and tank side panels may be removed for inspection or service of the tanks.  Up to 8 Mark 6 300 pound Depth Charges Flooring of tank compartment (day room) shall be of fir or birch plywood, and shall be completely removable for access to or unshipping of fuel tanks.  1 37mm Deck Gun 2013 December 21, updated aft, top, and starboard views to show the rounded starboard aft corner post. The following images show dimensions and placement for an Elco 80' PT boat day room cabin trunk, in particular for an early 103 class. In the starboard forward corner, a hatch of at least 22 inches square shall be cut, with a hinge back top, to provide an exit from the day room, using a steel ladder with tubular rungs mounted on the house side. Marineblått, hvitt, taudetaljer, maljer og trykk. 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