Delivery is scheduled for May-’15 and we are in the process of getting a PT designation for her through the proper channels. Prior to (and during) World War 2, the United States Navy (USN) contracted out to three primary manufacturers for the construction of "PT" motor boats (PT = "Patrol Torpedo"). No Packard’s, had 2 Cummins diesels. Many fond memories of the Bay and Delta from its deck. Starcraft boat, motor, trailer $650 (Northport) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Tsukuda Torpedo Boat Battery Operated Über Rare Vintage Wooden Boat … Boats have been sitting for unknown time period. Capt kelly in key west was the captain onboard pt728 for eight years and did two major refits on pt728…he can tell the complete history. I’m a big Sutphen fan and currently own 2, a 31 and a 39 built by Rich Sutphen Sr. as mentioned above. Entries … A very well made wood boat. This boat is a “replica” of an Elco 80′ vessel. I worked for almost 7 years on the RV Inland Seas in SF Bay the boat was an old ARV made in WW2. Apparently a very happy home for many years, she was vacated in 2010 and there was soon little hope of saving her. According to the captain at the time, she played a starring role in the series Mchales Navy, and the movies sleeping with the enemy and PT 109. His relatives designed the PT boats and he builds 30 to 40 ft boats that very much resemble a PT boat. It was hauled out for hull maintenance at Mare Island when the Nautilus arrived for decommissioning and tied up next to us. Rich Sutphen Sr. Warm sea temperatures would hinder the engine’s cooling systems and sea growth on the bottom of the boats would also reduce speed performance. i wonder how Hammacher Schlemmer got ahold of it . Because of the mostly flat but bow and front quarter, it could do hard port or starbord turns at full speed and hardly list let alone capsize. I believe it was in the 60’s and lasted only a few years. That’s why they rounded them up and burned them. Due to the shortness in length, the Higgins models had to mount the older, longer torpedo tubes in a staggered overlapping configuration already angled outward for firing. Find Meridian boats for sale in Michigan, including boat prices, photos, and more. The second man backed out of the trip and my Great Uncle took it up by himself. My father and his older half brother purchased a M.T.B. Go see it and throw a few dollars in the box. The group successfully restored the 50-Ton World War II Motor Boat to full operational condition including the full armament and three original Packard V-12 engines. I got to ride this boat when it was in Key West several years ago. Boats were powered by three 4M-2500 Packard Marine Engines developed by the Packard Motor Car Company specifically for the United States Motor Torpedo Boat program. The gentleman that showed us everything was a fantastic and very intelligent man. Liquid cooled Download High ResMore Info It tied up at the marina . Its a shame that the Navy send some to museums around the country, but they didn’t. The boat sank in the winter do to ice flow, I mean to the bottom!eventually the Group Officers, Toth, some Piscatawy Policemen. We also went fishing frequently on them. near Downtown Brunswick, University Boat house area. In time she found her way to Bembridge Harbour where she became the houseboat Little Susie. They built 12cylinder motors for u.s. tanks until we went turbine. I figure that a headwind helped keep us flying but even so, they had to be faster than the numbers I read here. They were made out of mahogany and sealed with a special glue. After much planning, scheduling matters, and other obstacles FINALLY She is Close to being completed. May the PT live on… if only in pictures… not many left. Yard number 2430,3 MTB 24, had a 72ft long hard chine hull and was powered by three Italian Isotta-Fraschini engines and a fourth Ford V8 cruising engine. This boat is great for fishing, with the open bow. I’m sure somewhere along the Mekong River remnants can be found of these magnificent vessels. The big downside to the Packard engine were their gas consumption, which was horrible. Wow, what a great gift idea for Christmas. . J Craft overview. boats were not made out of plywood. Fuel – 100 octane aviation gasoline, 1200 hp – 1940 I was a Sea Scout in North Plainfield N.J. one of 3 Sea Scout units in the area. PT boat duty was very dangerous and the squadrons suffered an extremely high loss rate in the war. Plus they have an F14 Tomcat and a TBM Avenger they are working on. It was docked (anywhere for free) on the Raritan. Find Pontoon & Deck Boats for Sale in Lansing on Oodle Classifieds. With a keel laid on August 10, 1945, she is one of 12 remaining PT boats in the world. Boats achieved 45 knots top speed during shakedown testing but averaged about 40 knots under normal combat conditions. 60 degree Vee-type twelve-cylinder I would have to capture a Japanese Sailor to be the cook. Tremendously strong boats without any carbon fiber, fiberglass or high tech epoxy resin. In keeping with the rather confused situation, their orders were vague, being merely to obtain information on the situation and prevent the passage of enemy troops west by water.6, In the early hours of the 13th, they passed through the IJmuiden locks, travelled along the Noordzeekanal to Amsterdam, and passed through the east Oranjesluizen lock into the Dutch inland sea, the Zuider Zee. Built in the Annapolis Yacht Yard using a 72′ British Vosper design, her hard-chined, triple-ply mahogany hull is nearly flat at the stern, allowing her to “plane” on top of the water at speeds up to 42 knots, a necessity for quick getaways after a torpedo run. At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy. She was powered by two Detroit Deisels and did maybe 15 knots, no where near the 38 kts. 4 stroke cycle Has anyone out there ever considered building one? J Craft is a more recent yacht builder in the boating world. Packard but terrific engines. Rich Sutphen Jr. This was an original PT boat. Vietnam War – Coast Guard was assigned Patrol Duties using left over PT Boats during the conflict. YachtWorld currently has 2 J Craft yachts for sale, including 1 new vessels and 1 used yachts, listed by experienced dealerships … For many years the Sea Scouts in Kearney, NJ had one just like this. They were all made out of plywood! http://www.sutphenboats.com/. The ELCO boats had to have their tubes cranked outward to avoid running over the torpedo as it was being fired. The owner said he usually only ran one engine, for obvious reasons, but kept the other two exercised. i thought this one lived for some years on the rondout in kingston owned, i thought, by rob ianucci. Hey Eric, could you give me more details about the engine? This was in 1994.. The Builders of Motor Torpedo Boats. I found this site because Im very interested in buying one, and did not and do not expect to find an original. Obviously, the boat … .LOL I live in the desert so this really makes sense to me. MTB 22 was kept as a test model, but 20, 21 and 23 went to Romania, and 26 and 27 to China. The P.T. let them steer the boat. The only one left is up in Portland, Oregon which was brought there from California. Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat. Someone asked how to contact the Sutphens personally. I can’t even imagine an 80 footer. My Uncle, George Kempfe, was a Motor Mac on an Elco during the last few years of the war in the Pacific. Lovely thing but, boy, 500 galls per hour at speed ! Luv, Boating and Beer (safely) Kurt. In fact, I believe that it is almost completed. The number 92 refers to the cubic inches per cylinder. You can’t get much closer to a piece of history than this. Shop, read reviews, or ask questions about Torqeedo at the official West Marine online store. They are plywood core, with fiberglass but it’s the closest your probably going to get to a PT boat today for reasonable money. What a once-in-a-lifetime experience! I was an Aviation Radioman flying Amphibious Grumman J2F5&6 with Utility Squadron VJ13 stationed on Guadalcanal in 1944. Craigslist has listings for boat in for sale by owner in the Norfolk / Hampton Roads area. If I am not mistaken, this boat was operated out of Key West, Fl recently as a tourist attraction. Can’t do that today. I will be going to the museum to see this incredible boat this week, taking my 82-year old dad with me. Boats powerful engines remind me of our machinist on our P.T. Norwegian Marine,theese engines was used in mtb boats in Norway They built many of those hulls in a special jig that enabled the workmen to roll the whole hull over for planking, and I understand it required over 1 million screws to plank an Elco hull. Although several more boats of a similar design were ordered by the Admiralty in 1939, they were found to be underpowered and eventually handed over to the Army. Browse photos and search by condition, price, and more. Been a long time. It nealy killed them both. Torpedo Boats – World War 2 “A surface vessel of war whose main armament is torpedoes, and is intended to travel at sea with the battle fleet to attack major enemy warships.” At the outbreak of war there were three flotillas of Motor Torpedo “short boats… I was one of the many Key West captains who skippered PT 728 during her years docked in front of the Schooler Wharf Bar. MTB 28, although serving in 1940, was lost to fire in Portsmouth Harbour in 1941. So, PT Boats are Made of PLYWOOD, They are a part of American History; Even if I was in the Army (1-72/12-84) History is a part of who we are. One of our jobs was to rendezvous with PT boats off the island as an air/sea rescue drill. One boat still had operational radar. I only know that it has been replaced and the name “Compass Rose” has passed to its replacement. You won’t be disapointed! These surface … Electric boat drives for professionals Reliability, efficiency and safety are critical when choosing propulsion for a commercial vessel - as are low and predictable fuel and maintenance costs. Original real photo royal navy motor torpedo boat h. british coastal craft royal navy mtb & german navy e-boat (s-boat… I also enjoyed the comments about the power plants in these bad boys and your rite guys it must have sounded awesome (goose bumps on a rock!) They were about five crash boats at Hueneme, most still had their tubes left. tripule estos lanchas torpederas en la Armada Argentina,que eran resagos de la WW2,compradas a EEUU,fueron lo mejor que conoci a pesar de navegar aguas australes Argentinas(Canal de Beagle)que hermosa sensaciÃ³n,inolvidable,siempre la recuerdo con cariÃ±o y ya pasado 42 AÃ±os y ahora la he visto recuperadan la Ciudad de Ushuaia,en un parque tematico. The .50 cal mounts were still able to be seen when below deck. Free shipping. A drop in the bucket compared to the maintenance and docking fees for an 80 footer on a monthly basis and even that is not outrageous for a Million dollar boat which is a part of our American history. Most surviving boats appear to have been re-engined with turbo-diesels. I stumbled on this site and am glad the old girl is still afloat. Available from these sellers. £12.22. This is PT-728, a 66 1/2 year-old restored Patrol Torpedo Boat from World War II. $0. Boat 532 on patrol during WW 2 in the phillipines. Strange. I flew Helo’s in Viet Nam……’ah to be young and crazy again! But after the war, the gas consumption was not tolerable, and they couldn’t be sold to anyone either. When introduced, the Torpedo Boat faced no direct counter, making them some of the most feared naval weapons of their time. by B. N. 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My dad was one of the last anti aircraft gunners on the USS TEXAS, number 2 turret, blowing the “divine wind” out of the sky!! I remember how quick the sea horse was, to help with funding (well maybe the officers were Partying) we would go out on Fishing trips. 2 may or may not be sold…, My father retired out of continetal motor works in muskegon mi. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ralph Radford (RELEASED As I think back on the very minimum speed of the J2F6 it was about 62 knots. You have to have a PT Boat with the three Packard V-12 engines, because they’re an incredible ride. favorite this post Nov 28 Chrysler Boat w/ 454 Chevy ... 19.5’ sea ray 302ci for sale or trade $4,000 … I think this was Vosper built, had the triple Packards. History has always been sorta my thing, To own a piece of History would be the ultament.(sp). MTB 24 was one of three 72ft motor torpedo boats built by Thornycroft in their Hampton works on the Thames in 1938/39. Craigslist has listings for boats - by owner in the Muskegon, MI area. Scouts closed down, I tried to find out where boat went but to no avail. The family story is that my great uncle bought a PT boat in San Diego, way back when, with another fellow with plans to pilot it to Alaska. When I was a boy circa 1960 we were on holiday in Anglesey, Wales and what we Brits call an MTB came into the bay. 10 watching. PT728 is being restored at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, OH. I think I have a photo! £59.30. It was a big deal!The Sea horse after W.W.II was converted into a ocean bottom sounding boat Geographics, in fact the sounding equipment was still in the hull. That was the speed we needed to lift off water. Find Motor Boats for Sale in Owosso, MI on Oodle Classifieds. Pretty certain there were quite a few of them. A motor torpedo boat is a fast torpedo boat, especially of the mid 20th century.The motor in the designation originally referred to their use of petrol engines, typically marinised aircraft engines or their derivatives, which distinguished them from other naval craft of the era, including other torpedo boats… The comment about blowing lunch over the side gave me a laugh. http://www.battleshipcove.com/pt-power-plant.htm. Sandwiched between the layers of mahogany planks was a layer (or ply) of canvas. There was a PT boat in Port Jefferson, L.I. The mess hall made us food and we gassed up with av gas and off we went. Went on to serve 28 years in the Royal Navy some on British MTB.s , but nothing like the glamour or adventure those old PT Boats must have been. As Vosper did not have the immediate capacity, Thornycroft built MTB 28, whilst Camper & Nicholson built MTBs 29 and 30.1 MTB 28 was also built as a 72ft boat and incorporated several design improvements into the hull.2, All of Thornycroft’s boats were built at their Hampton works. and the Boat brought to Kearney for rebuild. 1:72. I remember reading a long time ago that one was still in use in the late 70’s early 80’s. £82.82. My brother and I rode the boats a lot for trips in the Santa Catalina Sound. Would have loved to have had one to restore. My Dad knew the owner from WWII, so we were invited aboard and had a blast round the bay – great ! Back in the States the 23 and 25 boats went to the East coast and the 24 and 26 boats remained on the West coast. . ð. maybe under Packerd TM, Dave, I been looking for a boatyard that will build a “large” Pt boat. 05280: 14.18 £ | Airfix Vosper motor torpedo boat, plastic model kit, scale 1:72, kit no. Not sure how possible that is but it helped keep up an image of psudo-certifiable ancestral insanity. Torqeedo … Good Luck all you old sea dogs, it must be TOT time, grog to you or rum time like we used to have in the real old navy. Not all U.S. PT boats were made of wood. So no, PT were not built of modern plywood but they were built of what was called plywood in the 1940s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN47z3n52-c 14' Polar Kraft aluminum boat motor and trailer $1,800 (Ortonville) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. A. T. G. Coleborn, 1961. The outboard engine is a 1969 Johnson 55 hp. The keel was rotten and the stern sagged dramatically, suggesting that the hull had lost all integrity.
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