Found this pic- One of the first PT Boats...

Found this pic- One of the first PT Boats...

Joined: February 24th, 2002, 4:17 pm

June 6th, 2012, 1:07 pm #1





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Joined: March 1st, 2010, 5:48 pm

June 6th, 2012, 2:20 pm #2

Actually, that was what was known as the 70-foot PV-70 (Private Venture, 70 foot) designed MTB designed by Scott-Paine ...

Elco executives bought it privately (with funds released by FDR)and brought it over here and Elco and the navy tested it and found to be satisfactory and the navy took it and made it PT-9. Elco used it as the template for their PT-10 Class 70-footers.

Rumor has it that it survived into 1980 when it was bull-dozed out of existencein Fall River, MA.

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Joined: February 24th, 2002, 4:17 pm

June 6th, 2012, 3:31 pm #3

at Battleship Cove,

PT-9 does look like a private run about. Would make a great narco boat!



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June 6th, 2012, 3:42 pm #4

It was similar to their 63 foot ASRLs and I believe the type was used by Romania and a few were built for the French, but never delivered and were used as MGBs by the RN.
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June 7th, 2012, 1:36 am #5

Actually, that was what was known as the 70-foot PV-70 (Private Venture, 70 foot) designed MTB designed by Scott-Paine ...

Elco executives bought it privately (with funds released by FDR)and brought it over here and Elco and the navy tested it and found to be satisfactory and the navy took it and made it PT-9. Elco used it as the template for their PT-10 Class 70-footers.

Rumor has it that it survived into 1980 when it was bull-dozed out of existencein Fall River, MA.

Garth
It is a shame they were not really practical. The lines of the later ELCO boats are evident in PT-9's profile.

The venerable Revell 72nd scale 80 footer is still a nice basis for a good model Too bad there is not a 77 footer, or a Higgins boat to go with it.

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