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 Post subject: PT Base Pictures?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:06 pm 
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Well, as we all know, PT Boats served from the worst possible types of naval centers. Now, I've seen a number of pictures of the various bases, but I keep wondering, what larger ships (repair vessels, tenders, damaged combatants), would have to be forced to use these primitive facilities? I've been planning on acquiring the Corsair Armada ARD-4 class floating drydock, along with some vessels (PGMs, SCs, PCs...) to be accompanying my 6-8 PT boats, but still want something...more. The PT bases must have had some degree of shore facilities besides the quonset huts, but as to what, is what I ask. I need as many pictures as anyone here could show of PT Boat bases and the various vessels around them. This will be my own diorama without any historical background, so any pictures would be fine.

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(Just for the record, #2 post in this section)

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 Post subject: Re: PT Base Pictures?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:45 pm 
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As a start, here's a list of all PT Boat bases.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PT_boat_bases

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PT Base Mios Woendi.jpg
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Note that the left most objects in the following is a PT and a PT in floating drydock. Looks like SeaBee type.
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Zamboana PT Base.jpg
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Oyster Bay, Leyte Gulf 1944.jpg
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PT Repair Base Espiritu Santo.jpg
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It seems to me that a SeaBee creation would be a better way to drydock a PT that using an ARD
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This is another way to drydock a PT.
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 Post subject: Re: PT Base Pictures?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Had this pic bookmarked. PTs at Miami. Unknown date.

http://k53.pbase.com/o6/21/571721/1/788 ... e_400H.jpg

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[img] tags appear to not work for that site - removed tags.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Here's some info on PT bases. Scroll down to page 73

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/Clo ... /PT-2.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Russ, what kind of auxiliary is that tender in the bottom photo? Looks like a small oiler and maybe an AOG. Do you have anymore photos of that tender?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:08 am 
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Its an LST reconfigured to an AGP by adding lots of gear to the main deck.
Specifically, that is AGP 11, USS Silenus. The converted LST's got named before other LSTs
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/09/09idx.htm

Also see http://www.ptboats.org/20-04-05-tenders-005.html


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:28 am 
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So it is an LST, hmmm... looked too small at first. Found some nice high-res photos of one of the LST tenders in that link. Has shots of PTs nested alongside and closeups of them aboard being worked on.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/09/0910.htm

Thanks for the enlightenment :thumbs_up_1:

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 Post subject: Re: PT Base Pictures?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:54 am 
Here is an example of a PT Boat base. http://home.earthlink.net/~loosecannonp ... ecial.html


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Cliffy, if you like that LST conversion, what do you think of the C3 cargo conversions? I spent a fairly long time trying to find a kit of a C3 to attempt the conversion, but I never did. Heck, I've even considered tearing up a Bogue kit, but decided that scratchbuilding the bridge and deck would be way out of my league.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Acontius_(AGP-12)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cyrene_(AGP-13)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:59 pm 
Both of those ships were C-1 and a lot smaller than a C-3.


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For a line drawing of the C-1 based AGP, go to http://drawings.usmaritimecommission.de/drawingmain.htm , pick a design and scroll down for drawings, including Navy variations. I could post the relevant drawing but I am unsure of how to handle the copyright.

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 Post subject: Re: PT Base Pictures?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:48 pm 
Here is a C-1A http://home.earthlink.net/~lcpwebmaster/Kit108.html


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Nice topic!
Looking for help on Quonset huts, is there a set of drawings that would be good enough to scratch build some.
Is there a place for information on them? Was there a "standard" size or design used in WWII? How about later?

Any good online sites for them??

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:49 pm 
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What scale, Dan? If 1/700, Loose Cannon makes a diorama kit that contains a few quonset huts:
http://home.earthlink.net/~lcpwebmaster/Kit119.html

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http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq75-1.htm

http://www.seabeesmuseum.com/Quonset_Huts.html

http://www.polarinertia.com/may04/quonset01.htm


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Timmy, Russ thank you, this will help.
I want to build one in 1/72 scale to team up with a modified Revell PT boat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:00 pm 
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I just found this on the Italeri website.....
http://www.italeri.com/VisualizzaProdot ... PROD=01965

1/72 scale Quonset hut.
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Amera also do a Nissen Hut

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=s


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The 1945 'John Wayne' movie 'They Were Expendable' is all about the PT boats in the Phillipines and is full of filmed shots of PT boats in their coastal bases as well as in action - maybe not filmed in the original setting (not sure) but cetrtainly a very inspiring journey into the world of the PT boats in action.

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