Chappie had an inquiry...

Chappie had an inquiry...

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

June 4th, 2008, 12:03 am #1





From Tony Chapman -
We do not believe the model shown here was neccessarily British ie RN or RM. We believe it to be a craft used primarily by America in the Pacific and later Vietnam. Can you or any of your contacts confirm what the
craft was called? We believe the model shown to be an LCP type...thats about it!!! It does not appear in any of my landing craft books of WW2...?
Tony

"A 1/6 scale model boat. I bought this from the father of a friend (now deceased) who made it himself in aluminium. He called it a light support craft and told me that he served on one of these during his military service in the early 1950's. According to him they were used by engineers in WWII for bridge repairs and the like and by the Royal Marines to support assaults."

To me, it looks like a PBR.. but I'm no expert. Can anyone help with a more definitive response?
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

June 4th, 2008, 5:10 pm #2

it could be an Engineer work/push boat for a bridge unit. The shape of the hull and the bumper on the bow seems to indicate such, Also the lack of weapons. Have you tried the Royal engineers yet? I looked at the MRFA site http://mrfa.org which is Vietmam oriented and did not see any thing like it.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

June 5th, 2008, 2:15 am #3





From Tony Chapman -
We do not believe the model shown here was neccessarily British ie RN or RM. We believe it to be a craft used primarily by America in the Pacific and later Vietnam. Can you or any of your contacts confirm what the
craft was called? We believe the model shown to be an LCP type...thats about it!!! It does not appear in any of my landing craft books of WW2...?
Tony

"A 1/6 scale model boat. I bought this from the father of a friend (now deceased) who made it himself in aluminium. He called it a light support craft and told me that he served on one of these during his military service in the early 1950's. According to him they were used by engineers in WWII for bridge repairs and the like and by the Royal Marines to support assaults."

To me, it looks like a PBR.. but I'm no expert. Can anyone help with a more definitive response?
The craft was nothing I ever saw in Vietnam. I am sure it was not a Vietnam era boat...it does not look like a PCF, PBR MK I or II, Monitor or ASPB.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

June 9th, 2008, 3:11 am #4

and I sure can't come up with any answers.. I guess we now know a few things that it's not....

Thanks for looking! Appreciate the input Flt Tech and Signal Bridge...

(and for Tony... MDYC is Mekong Delta Yacht Club
TGYC is Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club... and I'll let one of you fellows explain that!)
Last edited by SeaBat on June 9th, 2008, 3:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
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