P-557




 
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April 12th, 2017  
George
 

Topic: P-557


http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-p...415-story.html
April 12th, 2017  
George
 
Oops P-520
April 18th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
It is a shame many of these things were not preserved in the national interest rather than vanishing into private collections.
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April 18th, 2017  
Remington 1858
 
 
That boat has a very colorful past. In addition to it's military service, It appeared in at least one film, " Lucky Lady" with Burt Reynolds. It may also have been in the T.V. series, '"McHale's Navy', and under the name Gary Linn was busted for drug smuggling.
After being seized with a few tons of marijuana aboard, it was sold at Customs auction. That is how it came to be in the hands of the owners mentioned in the posting.
April 18th, 2017  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
It is a shame many of these things were not preserved in the national interest rather than vanishing into private collections.
At the end of the war a large number of PT Boats were burned in the Philippines, as they weren't worth the cost to bring back to the States.
April 18th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
New Zealand did the same with its Mosquito's at the end of WW2, there are a number of photos of them being chopped up for firewood.

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/17333/mosquito

Now we spend millions of dollars to rebuild them and they draw crowds by the tens of thousands to see them fly again, I guess there is something in the saying "you don't know what you've got until it's gone".