PT-59, 60, & 61 - A Trio of PT Gunboats

PT-59, 60, & 61 as PT Boats (pre-conversion to Gunboats)

     Before the conversion to Gunboats, PT-59, 60, & 61were configured like many of the other Elco 77-foot PT Boats, two torpedoes, roll off depth charges, and a 20mm Orlikon cannon on the aft deck. 

Melville R.I. training base   PT61 is the third boat back

  Some of the crewKen Prescott  

 Damage by an enemy destroyer  



   Melville R.I. training base