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PT Boat 658
YouTube ^ | April 21, 2009 | StridertheRanger99

Posted on 03/31/2011 9:19:38 AM PDT by EveningStar

The only functional, restored, PT boat left in the world! Operating out of Portland, Oregon.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: military; navy; ptboat; restoration; worldwarii; wwii

1 posted on 03/31/2011 9:19:43 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

2 posted on 03/31/2011 9:32:02 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: EveningStar

Wow. Just, wow. Raw, unadulterated power, and sexy looking to boot. Nice job, thanks for posting it!


3 posted on 03/31/2011 9:35:25 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg…)
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To: Kartographer

Wow! Great looking craft!

What is the long barreled weapon right at the bow(not the 20MM cannon), and the other one near the fantail?


4 posted on 03/31/2011 9:37:39 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: EveningStar

PT 728 - Kingston, NY
Fully Restored WWII PT Boat
Available For Charters - Public Events - Film
http://www.pt728.com/index.html

PT Boat 728
Tours depart daily from the Hilton Docks or from the Schooner Wharf Bar
http://www.clydeskeywest.com/Other-Fun-Sub-01/boat_rides_florida_keys1.htm

Others as well


5 posted on 03/31/2011 9:39:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: rlmorel

If I remember correctly, three 1,200 HP Allison V-12’s(same engine as was in the P-40 Warhawk). And each one burned 100+ gallons per hour under high loads. Probably 50 gal/hr each at economy cruise and by the way, that was 130 octane, the good stuff. These guys were the hot rodders of the Navy back then.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 9:40:51 AM PDT by biff
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To: EveningStar

Lets go pirate hunting!


7 posted on 03/31/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: biff

I have been to Oshkosh a bunch of times, and NOTHING sounds as cool as those big piston engines...:)

Gettin wood just thinking of it!


8 posted on 03/31/2011 9:42:34 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg…)
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To: biff

Video says 3x1800 hp Packard turbocharged V-12’s.


9 posted on 03/31/2011 9:44:05 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: biff

Video says 3x1800 hp Packard turbocharged V-12’s.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 9:44:22 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: RexBeach
PT658 FACT SHEET
http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/new_page_9.htm

Bofors 40mm cannon and crew of 4

Twin 0.50 caliber Browning Machine Guns

20mm Oerlikon Cannon

37mm M9 Automatic Cannon

11 posted on 03/31/2011 9:45:33 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: RexBeach

I believe that the bow gun is a 37 mm Automatic Gun, M4. Most likely ‘liberated’ from a Army Air Corp from crashed P-39.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 9:46:16 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: biff

3 5M-2500 Packard-Marine V12 Engines.

These engines are 4 stroke, water cooled, 60 degree, V- type with a 6-3/8” bore and 6-1/2” stroke, for a total of 2490 cubic inches of displacement. Each engine has 48 valves, 2 inlet/2 outlet per cylinder. They have a compression ratio of 6.4:1, and are fitted with a gear-driven centrifugal supercharger and intercooler. The engines are installed with a Holley 1685F aircraft-type carburetor, and use aircraft- type dual magneto sparks, with 2 spark plugs per cylinder. The engines develop 1500 Hp at 2500 rpm.Max revolutions is 3000 rpm. Engine weight is 3100 pounds. These engines were designed to burn 100 octane aviation gasoline to achieve nominal power output.

http://www.savetheptboatinc.com/new_page_9.htm


13 posted on 03/31/2011 9:46:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: EveningStar
Ernie says, "That's some good stuff!"


14 posted on 03/31/2011 9:49:33 AM PDT by twister881
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To: thackney

15 posted on 03/31/2011 9:50:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Steely Tom

Must be updated. My dad was a PT driver.

If they are Packards they are the Rolls Royce V12 we put in the P-51 Mustang. About 1,700HP for aircraft use I think. British engine licensed to American manufacturer. Originally used on Spitfire.

Used to have all this crap memorized like some baseball freaks but have forgotten alot.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 9:50:42 AM PDT by biff
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To: EveningStar
A better boat than anything the US Navy has under 80’ today. As world Navy's go we can not purchase quality if our lifes depended on it, oops it does.... Anyone what to talk about the Mark V.
17 posted on 03/31/2011 9:54:03 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: EveningStar

At the end of the war many PT Boats were lashed together, doused with gasoline, and set ablaze. They could not be mothballed because they were made of wood. What a shame.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 9:54:22 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: EveningStar

At the end of the war many PT Boats were lashed together, doused with gasoline, and set ablaze. They could not be mothballed because they were made of wood. What a shame.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 9:54:30 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

US Navy PT’s surviving World War II were auctioned and sold by the Maritime Commission. Unfinished boats were in various states of completion at the end of the war. Some of these were completed even though Navy contracts were canceled; these would not have been finished out as combat-ready boats. Boats in “theater” were disposed of in sales to other countries or destroyed. China is have thought to have gotten some. Some were given to Yugoslavia, Cuba appears to have gotten at least one somehow. Others have turned up in Finland, Great Britain, Argentina, and the Philippines.

Some Lend-Lease boats that went to the USSR were returned in Turkey; but dates and places are unknown. Others stayed in Russia; but because of the Cold War, tracing them was impossible. Four were given to the Republic of Korea. The ROK Navy gave one of those, PT 619, to J.M. Newberry, founder of PT Boats, Inc., in 1969. He arranged for her transport back to the States and brought her to his home in Memphis where the boat was cannibalized and then destroyed in the mid-80’s.

http://www.ptboats.org/20-01-05-ptboat-010.html

According to “At Close Quarters”, 99 were losses of one kind or another, 121 were burned at Samar in the Philippines, after decommissioning of squadrons. Some Lend-Lease boats, which included Vospers as well as Elco and Higgins, were destroyed by Great Britain. (Boats in the US Navy were Higgins, Huckins and Elco.)


20 posted on 03/31/2011 10:02:55 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: forgotten man
They had a double hull of mahogany, too. All that planking...

I heard that the McHale's Navy PT-73 was the chase boat for THE flight of the Spruce Goose.

Tim Conway just happened to be promoting an appearance yesterday, and said that a lot of the boat shots were on cardboard sets.

21 posted on 03/31/2011 10:03:35 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: EveningStar; All
At Close Quarters
PT Boats in the United States Navy
by Captain Robert J. Bulkley, Jr.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/CloseQuarters/index.html

Full text and pictures on-line at link

22 posted on 03/31/2011 10:05:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Calvin Locke

PT-694, a U.S.-built Vosper & Co. 73-foot (22 m) boat, was used in the television show McHale’s Navy, which featured the comic exploits of a fictional PT boat crew on “PT-73”. Until the mid-1990s, the boat was in private hands in Wilmington, California. The owner kept it seaworthy and ran it around from time to time. Unfortunately, while awaiting transit to San Francisco, the boat broke loose of its mooring in Santa Barbara, washed up on the beach, and was destroyed.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: stylecouncilor

¨McHale!¨


24 posted on 03/31/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Quick Shot
Anyone what to talk about the Mark V.

Sure! Navy guys let me straphang on a search and rescue training op back in 2005 before they gave these to the Philippine Navy. They were a lot of fun to ride on for a short period, but at speed over rough seas, they would beat you up.

Photobucket

This picture is from Camp Navarro, Zamboanga, Island of Mindanao, RP.

25 posted on 03/31/2011 10:26:28 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: biff
I have a copy of THEY WERE EXPENDABLE written about PT boats in 1942. I tried to find it but it is hiding in one of my stashes. I recall different engines and a problem with paraffin in carburetors.
26 posted on 03/31/2011 11:12:28 AM PDT by mcshot (So this is how it feels to be flushed. The "that's impossible" days are upon us.)
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To: RexBeach

The one at the stern is a Bofors 40mm anti aircraft cannon. Don’t have any idea ablut the popgun up at the bow.


27 posted on 03/31/2011 11:15:48 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: oyez

They should start building these again, or at least fast missle boats. The sight of pirates filling their pants when they see these beasties coming would be YouTube gold.


28 posted on 04/02/2011 10:39:04 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: thackney

Russia returned lend lease PT boats to the USN at Kiel Germany in the summer of 1956. The Weser River Patrol at Bremerhaven Germany sent 2 or 3 boats to Kiel to meet them and I went as the radio operator. I was station in Bremerhaven Germany at Comm. Unit Eight (NGB). There were one or two more trips to Kiel to receive all PT’s that were part of the lend lease program. For more info e-mail me at
robertbobbyedmond@hotmail.com

Robert EX USN RM2


29 posted on 04/12/2012 5:53:35 PM PDT by sailor1956
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