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This is a tour of the inside of the Elco PT Boat at Battleship Cove in Fall River MA. The inside is generally closed to the public.Video Rating: 4 / 5
Tags: Battleship, boat, Cove, Elco, Inside
January 11, 2014 at 7:35 am (UTC 0)
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I got to crawl a round that boat a few times. my uncle “jimmy smith” was a
pt boat vet
January 11, 2014 at 8:24 am (UTC 0)
Really different from our Higgins eh?
January 11, 2014 at 8:46 am (UTC 0)
Very Good and Thank You! This is the first time I’ve seen the insides of a
PT. I’m amazed at how much room they had in there and to think they were
made of wood. Many of them were burned in Manila Bay during WWII. What a
shame, but you would have to be there to understand.
January 11, 2014 at 8:50 am (UTC 0)
i’ve always wondered what these look like inside. thanks for posting this.
January 11, 2014 at 9:28 am (UTC 0)
I’m surprised. It seems almost luxurious compared to what I expected. Not
sure it would be so great under combat conditions but would make a nice
private yacht. Thanks for sharing.
January 11, 2014 at 9:40 am (UTC 0)
My Dad was a Corpsman on a PT. He told many fascinating stories of war. RIP
January 11, 2014 at 10:26 am (UTC 0)
I thought they had that all locked up. I hope they open it again.
January 11, 2014 at 11:24 am (UTC 0)
My Dad was the radarman on PT 518. He shared some D-day stories with me.
January 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm (UTC 0)
Did the actual combat trim of those boats include the teak trim around the
bulkheads? It almost looked like a typical cruising boat of the day with
that interior. The galley looked almost the size of a WW-2 sub galley,
except that fed many more than the crew of a PT. I liked the three round
teak shelves at the end of the peninsula counter in the galley.
January 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm (UTC 0)
Pretty roomy in there actually.
January 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm (UTC 0)
How did you get inside? Thank You for posting this, by the way. I’m headed
there in 2 days.
January 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm (UTC 0)
surprised how roomy it is down there.
January 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm (UTC 0)
This is where my father served. RIP Dad.
January 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm (UTC 0)
Bayonne was good for something at one time…
January 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm (UTC 0)
i thought your not able to go in those boats only battle,destroyer,russian
ship and lion sub
January 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm (UTC 0)
Thanx for the video & to all the volunteers that take care of our heritage.
You folks make it happen. Those that do not learn from history are
condemned to repeat it. (We could probably learn from the fine
craftsmanship of the folks @ Elco)……….
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