Aerosol bombs are used to fumigate the galley effectively. 9. It will not protect you from smoke or carbon monoxide, or any oxygen-deficient area. This will hold no great danger while the engine is running; but when the engine is secured, gas will seep into the crankcase which may cause explosion and fire when you next start the engine. X in the Solomons effectively scared a Jap destroyer that was bearing down on a PT by using a depth charge. This disease appears generally on the feet (between the toes) at first. Lockers: For stowage of MP (Multi-Purpose) light, blinker gun, and batteries (dry cells). They may be sucking your blood and injecting a disease into you for hours unless you inspect your body for them. 15. A safety plug is secured to the side of the firing panel by a safety chain. Maybe if you knew that "Ace" Eddie Rickenbacker greased and fitted every shell before he ever fired, you would begin to look on your gun, drills, and routine checks as your best friends. When you have your own boat your GQ Station will be well known to you, so there is no need to rehearse the various positions. The day room is usually taken over by the engineers. ‘What’s special about Northern Star is her owner. 5. A mask will increase your swimming pleasure 100 percent. Forward of these compartments are the crew's quarters, which also served as the crew's mess, with bunks, lockers, and table. After expending all his "fish" and ammunition, he ran down the narrow alley of the enemy convoy and had the Japs lobbing shells at each other. How to fight a PT is a great study. It is much more fun this way and the pleasure is lasting. III or IV is as fine a mask as there is. Do not pull lock frame to the rear except as a last resort. ‘We spend a lot of time at anchor; without the space we’d go nuts because there are not that many places we can tie up to.’. Also everybody has clothes to wash. There is usually one self-bailer on every watertight bulkhead. When your mask is issued to you, don't lay it aside and forget about it. Your job is to operate engines according to the instruction books. Knowing how to start the engines and generator is another all-around job for everyone. ! Watch out for ticks picked up in the jungle and watch, too, for other lice which might get on your body (especially in the crotch, armpits, and between the toes.) 2-36D. Don't lean or rest your foot on the shifting lever. Hang it in an up-side down position. 1. Comments.-White socks are essential to foot hygiene. If a hot run cannot be stopped, run to the bow of the boat. It features large, floor-to-ceiling windows that would not be physically possible on the lower deck. 3. Boats of the PT Squadron warm up as they prepare to roar out on another dangerous mission. That's why they are in PTs because they can fight and Each man should prepare himself for this possibility. You are burning out the clutch throw-out collar. Then you will know in times of action how to put tension on a magazine and how to blind load. The gun crew on a PT boat fires one of its Oerlikon 20mm autocannons against Japanese-infested waters off New Guinea in November 1943. It is beyond the scope of the publication to discuss the tactical use of PTs, yet such an important phase of PTs mission cannot be overlooked. jam. Garbage disposal appears to be a simple procedure on a PT but there are rules. The ability of your boat is amazing. Keep your vessel well painted. Another owner known for his attention to crew comfort is Dennis Washington, who recently transformed the 91.75m Evergreen into the 100m Attessa IV, winner of the 2011 World Superyacht Award for Best Rebuilt Yacht. PT-109 belonged to the PT 103 class, hundreds of which were completed between 1942 and 1945 by Elco. If you have any irritation, growth, or pain go to sick bay. You never know when your enunciators will go haywire. 11. Traffic through the chart house should be held to a minimum. Gasoline fumes may be anywhere in the boat. This will form a little lip or gutter and will take all your wash water over the stern. Three loose lag screws, a heavy strain, and bingo-you've lost a cleat. Maps. Your dividers are to pick off distances with and not to prick holes in the charts. It can and has turned out American, Italian, French, Chinese, and even Japanese cuisine. When PTs operate in sight of land, special care must be taken in VHF transmission. Learn your recognition procedure cold. T.P.-3, Pointers on Steam Systems and Their Auxiliaries Always swim in pairs. Update: Star Fish was badly damaged in a yard fire during 2012. Have your life jacket on, have attached in some manner, a small flashlight waterproofed with rubber sheaths, whistle, a mirror, and your 45-caliber pistol strapped on loaded with a clip of 45-caliber tracer. Don't full load the gun until signal is given. 12 pairs each of black and white socks. Be prepared. ! 10. Unnecessary PT transmissions must not clutter up communications of a vital operating aircraft squadron. While operating out of the PT shakedown base in Miami, the Captain of PT 603 was almost "had" by horny crew members. Emphasis is placed on items which will add to your safety, cleanliness, comfort, and well-being. Wear white socks and air your feet often. Practice your signalling (semaphore and blinker). A dirty engine or engine room is usually the sign of a lax engineer, and soon results in failure of the equipment. No one can go after the kit if it is in the middle of a burning boat. Cracks in paint around structural members will show movement. The galley pump is the most used and abused pump aboard. A knife is carried by every good sailor. The Navy maxim, "Keep It Clean", is not just for appearance's sake, but more important, for safety's sake. But first comes some necessary dope concerning those drills that always seem so dull. Jungle sores or ulcers are as dirty and uncomfortable as they sound. Keep them within the limits recommended by the manufacturer. The prime point to remember is load the shells at the proper angle- nose canted downward. Chlorinated water is not pleasant to taste. 3. The primer end of the shell must be snug against the magazine-push them aft. Some are strung up like cripples and covered from head to foot with violet paint. An extra seabag may be used to send home excess gear or souvenirs. ‘They end up with sort of an inside/outside crew space, and on nice days they can let fresh air into the lounge.’, Star Fish is not MLC compliant, ‘but it’s really close,’ Marshall adds. Aside from the usual preparation and care of a 20-mm., the following are helpful hints: 1. Black Light: Is the only exposed light topside that is turned on during patrol. It is possible, though, for both to be disabled at the same time and both must evacuate. Very much like fire, your PT can be your best friend or worst enemy. However, there are now available "chlorination kits" which purify the water without leaving that chlorine taste. You must nurse it and be considerate of your engines if you want the best out of them in emergencies. The latter called "Prima Cord" (white or light core) burns at the rate of 20,000 feet per second. When disassembling, keep each gun and its parts together rather than tossing them into a common stock pile. This is not only dangerous from the standpoint of giving away your position to the enemy, but the torpedo will throw its turbines through the afterbody shell. 5. It is essential to keep the engine room dry for the batteries must not be permitted to ground out. T.P.-11, Pointers on Traveling to Toyko (Save That Fuel Oil), T.P.-12, About Requisitions Swim only in water approved by the sanitation officer or medical officer. Don't let the weather get in. Every gun has it peculiarities. Thick vegetation, seaweed, lines and submerged trees may tangle one man up. Keep those guns in shape by learning your drills and routines now. Remember your mask is issued only for protection against war gases. Don't forget your clips of 45 cal. It will probably make them worse. Have on hand some wooden plugs for stopping up bullet and shrapnel holes. Compass Cover: Made of canvas, the cover serves to protect the compass face and mechanism from the elements during off-patrol periods. In particular, stay well clear of river deltas. Have insurance and will squared away. Many times they are not on your charts, and deltas are forever growing, shifting, and extending themselves. Know how to start a torpedo manually and how to stop it, and know the tools and their location so that you can lay hands on them immediately. ‘Some owners are more generous than others…” he adds, citing the 83.5m Lürssen Northern Star, launched in 2009. A half-dozen army-style cots should be carried to accommodate sleepers topside. Star Fish’s crew lounge incorporates a media area/coffee bar, small galley and large dining/meeting area. Small Arms.-Will be in your gunnery locker. Moccasins are easy to get on if you're in a sack when an air raid sounds. Ignorance is no excuse. It will then probably drop or squirm off. As reported in the book, At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Captain Robert J. Bulkley, Jr., Corregidor was taken after a ferocious 12-day battle. We shall deal only with safety precautions so that in the event you have rockets on your boat you will not be lost with a new toy. Air frequently, for shells are subject to "sweating.". Patrol-torpedo boats designed by Higgins Industries were not equipped with portholes. Details on the boat's construction are given on page 357, MTB Manual, 1943. The crew deck also has a good-size laundry room at the foot of the central crew stairs, allowing efficient transport of laundry to and from the upper-deck guest accommodations. Don't slam the shifting lever in and out. A long-handled, stiff-bristled brush will do the job. If any unusual growths or barnacles or "animals" are found report it to sick bay. T.P.-5, Hang On To Your Line Another yacht that will boast an innovative layout is Aquos Yachts’ 50m Star Fish, due to launch in New Zealand in 2013. Do not overwork your boat by useless jockeying. PT Boat PT-617 (Elco) PT-617 is an Elco class PT Boat.PT-617's specifications are: Length: 80 feet Beam: 19 feet 11 inches Draught: 4 feet Crew: 2 officers and 9 crewmen Displacement: 51 tons fully loaded Max Speed: 41kts (46mph) Fuel Capacity: 3,000 gallons of 100 octane avgas Range: 358 miles at 35kts, 1050 miles on one engine, 11 knots Oil Capacity: 30 gallons This stain can be prevented by tacking a six-foot lathe along each gunwale. The loft area is fitted out with six spacious, double-bed crew cabins that share three heads on the deck below. Loose projectiles can be fired, but they will be short on range and lacking in accuracy. The galley stove with all its attachments and source of power must be known by everyone. Star Fish is a larger evolution of Aquos’ groundbreaking 45m long-range motor yacht Big Fish. It is the joy and comfort of every boat in off-patrol hours. This space is also a good spot in which to stow canned goods and your spare anchor, as well as spare soap and toilet tissue. Dress it and do not go swimming. 1/72 USN 5 inch 51 Cal. Ef. Follow the instructions on the bottle ! Get acquainted with them Highly skilled technical engineers are continually working to improve the design and performance of your engines so don't try to redesign them yourself-such as changing engine timing. Jamming by the enemy is certainly to be expected, so be prepared for it. The Japs complain and admit in official correspondence that we saw them long before they saw us, chiefly because we have the better glasses. Your cleaning of gas and oil filters periodically is one key to good operation Only by close watch over engines and related equipment can you discover small leaks in the water, fuel, and oil lines. In Marshall’s opinion, the MLC regulations on outdoor recreation space for crew may have an even bigger impact on superyacht design than the regulations for their sleeping areas. Charging the gun is dangerous for normally the projectile will pull free from the casing. 8. Below decks is accessible through several other hatches. The gunners are gradually being forced out, but it still is the ideal place for stowage of gun barrels and other spares, as well as for small arms. Know your recognition procedure. Think of yourself and your shipmates. Make use of them. One of the most important features here is the auxiliary steering apparatus. To reach land all you need is a fairly accurate knowledge of your position, a compass and a chart or map. Then it travels up the legs to the crotch, armpits, hands, and eyes. Many boats have added this feature to the fantail of the boat. Galileo G’s crew quarters are designed with long-term cruising in mind, Showboat International December 2011/January 2012, Grand designs: The Most Extreme Superyacht Concepts in the World, Pigments of the Imagination: The Most Colourful Superyacht Exteriors, On-Water Workouts: Standout Superyacht Gyms. 8. The few jams that do occur are usually traced to faulty ammunition. From captured Japanese documents, it is clear that our glasses are better than theirs. Open valve wide (3 full turns) when in operation. Fantail.-Here is a section of the boat that is multi-purpose. Carry at least two megaphones. T.P.-6, Pointers on Shipboard Ventilation The charts can be wrong in their location of reefs. Dead Lights.-Are the ports which give light below decks and cannot be opened. This will differ with every boat. Strip your guns regularly, exercise the springs, and make other routine checks. Soap box for soap (good to keep cigarettes dry). Particularly important is the hatch between lazarette and engine room. An unarmed warhead will not explode. Hand mirror that will not rust. It was a pretty big deal to do what we did.’. A 37-mm. ‘As a shipyard we try to set as high a standard as possible for the spaces where the crew sleeps and leisures,’ says Michael Breman, Lürssen Yachts’ sales director. On Big Fish, the crew quarters are finished to the level of the guest areas and are similar in décor. Put your name on the canteen issued to you. And remember, you are not the only pebble on the beach. Just observe all the rules and all will be safe. In addition to the balsa raft, each boat is equipped with two 7-man 'lubber rafts which are ideal for abandoning ship. Refueling is perhaps the most dangerous operation and consequently has the most rules: 1. the text to move, but the text will remain roughly where it is in the original You may be able to sneak up on a Jap barge but don't try it with one of Uncle Sammie's Dreadnaughts. Two light coats are better than one heavy coat, and that goes double for the bottom paint, too. 6 shirts. Stow your phones and mikes in a dry place. tracer. The operation of self-bailers is very simple. (His next design for this owner, 54m Sword Fish, will be designed to MLC standards.) Do not waste this time. Gas vapor is what you have to fear most. When the projectile and rocket motor are separated, the rocket motor is non-propulsive and is only considered a fire hazard. Appoint a trustworthy lawyer or an intelligent trustworthy friend to take care of things which may come up during your absence (e. g. if you inherited property from a wealthy relative while across). This type of practice, "blind cocking and blind loading" is invaluable. Homeport Model SHIPS - 3D Model parts if possible ) primarily a support and not prick., maintenance is much more fun this way and the raw sores created by are. Main feed, etc the phosphorous letters and numerals on the enemy should be carefully and. 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