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Re: PT109 Raft
Posted by Jeff D on October 17, 2020, 19:22:55, in reply to "Re: PT109 Raft
Thanks Bill good to know. And "Look Ma no mast!". And this June 1943 image shows that both searchlight stanchions are missing:
I believe you will find former crew members stating that the raft was removed from the boat to allow for the placement of a 37mm anti tank gun on the bow. These comments are in the Donovan book “PT 109”. If you are modeling the boat at the time of its loss, no life raft. Any time before that there most likely was a raft in the standard location on the bow. Although the photo already posted seems to dispute this.
Did PT109 have its raft aboard when it was rammed. Where was it stowed? On the aft deck house?
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