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MICROFILM - Motor Torpedo Boat Engineering Drawings
Microfilm Collection - This is a collection of scanned images created from 15 reels of microfilm from the National Archives. These 35mm microfilm reels were purchased, then sent out for professionally scanning. The scans were then organized, and converted into nearly 5,000 individual .pdf files. Typically the drawings were 60-plus inches in length and are usually represented by two separate .pdf files, due to the 35mm microfilm limitations. In addition, the quality of the scans are mixed from good to bad and represented the best scanned copy that could be derived from some very poor microfilming by the Navy.

The PT Boats Represented Include:
•  Elco 70' Motor torpedo Boats - Microfilm, 2 Reels, 1,081 frames scanned.
•  Elco 77' Motor torpedo Boats - Microfilm, 1 Reels, 390 frames scanned.
•  Elco 80' Motor torpedo Boats - Microfilm, 6 Reels, 3,143 frames scanned.
•  Higgins 78' Motor torpedo Boats - Microfilm, 1 Reels, 138 frames scanned.
•  In addition there are some paper scanned blueprints.
•  Miscellaneous materials included on 5 additional Microfilm Reels were books and manuals, provided in other links below.


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BOOK - PT BOAT
An Administrative History of PT Boats
Recreated by Members of this PT Boat Forum - October 25, 2010
"An Administrative History of PT’s in World War II by the Office of
Naval History,"   February 1946, 196 Pages.
File: 01-AN_Admin_History_of_PTs_03-08-2016.pdf

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PT BOAT PARTS CATALOGS
Elco - Parts Catalog Motor Torpedo Boats -
T.M. Navships 312-0003, 518 Pages.
Manual provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 02-Elco_Parts_Catalog_S-Pass.pdf
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Higgins - Parts Catalog Motor Torpedo Boats -
T.M. Navships 312-0003, 141 Pages.
Scanned images Provided by Al Ross for conversion and assembly
File: 03-Higgins_Parts_Catalog_S-Pass.pdf
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PT BOAT MANUALS
Motor Torpedo Boat Manual
U.S. Navy - Motor Torpedo Boat Manual All Types
February 1943, 199 pages (398 pages).
Microfilm Reel Provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 04-PT_Boat_Manual_1943.pdf
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Operating Manual - Higgins 78 ft. Motor Torpedo Boat, 1941, 19 Pages.
Microfilm Reel Provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 05-Higgins_78_Operating_Manual.pdf
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Engineers Manual -
Motor Torpedo Boat , September 1943, 50 Pages.
Microfilm Reel Provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 06-Engineers_Handbook_09232010.pdf
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Packard - Development of Packard Marine Engine
Forwarded by Jerry Gilmartin - Courtesy of Dave Mackay and his hard work researching and finding this document - It is from Liz Ware, the daughter of Marsden Ware, the Director of Marine and Industrial Engineering at Packard.
September 1939 to April 1945, 57 pages.
File: 30-DEVELOPMENT_OF _PACKARD _MARINE _DURING_WWII.pdf
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Packard Operating Manual - NAVSHIPS 341-3003, TM 55-1010
Packard Marine Engine 4m-2500 Types: W8 - W17
September 1944, 116 pages 232 Pages.
Microfilm Reel Provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 07-Packard_4M-2500_TM_55-1010.pdf
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Packard Marine Engine 4M-2500 - Construction and Operation,
Servicing Training Manual, September 1944, 427 Pages.
Microfilm Reel provided by Al Ross
File: 08Packard_4M-2500-Training Manual.pdf
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Elco - Detailed Specifications -
For Building Motor Torpedo Boats PT565-624, March 1944, 160 Pages.
Microfilm Reel provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 09-Elco_Detail_Specification_Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT565-624.pdf
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Elco - Detailed Specifications -
For Building Motor Torpedo Boats PT761-790, January 1945, 124 Pages.
Microfilm Reel provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 10-Elco_Detail_Specification_Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT761-790.pdf
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Higgins_Instruction Manual -
For PT-625_Class Boats, 93 Pages.
Microfilm Reel provided by Al Ross for scanning and assembly
File: 11-Higgins_PT-625_Class_Instruction_Manual.pdf
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Higgins - Construction Specifications -
For PT 625-660 Class Boats, 48 Pages.
Provided by Dave Buck from the National Archives
File: 12-Higgins_PT_625-660_Specifiction_of_Construction.pdf
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MTBSTC RTU Manual - Excerpts
PT Boat Painting and Preparation Specification, 1944, 13 Pages.
Provided by Frank J. Andruss Sr.
File: 13-PT_Boat_Painting.pdf
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Pretax - Antenna Catalog No. R-42
Reprinted 1945, 12 Pages.
Provided by Drew Cook
File: 14-AntennaCatalogR42.pdf
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MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS
Action Report - PT’s based at Rendova & Lever Harbors,
1-31 August 1943, 72 Pages.
Provided by Bridge Carney from the National Archives
File: 15-Action_Report_MTB_Logs_Aug1-Aug22-1943.pdf
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Deck Logs -
USS PT 118, 29 Jun thru 11 August, 1943, Pages 47.
Provided by Bridge Carney from the National Archives
File: 16-Deck_Logs-PT-118_June29-Aug11_1943.pdf
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Deck Logs -
USS PT 157, 1 July thru 3 September, 1943, Pages 36.
Provided by Bridge Carney from the National Archives
File: 17-Deck_Logs-PT-157_July1-Sept3-1943.pdf
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Deck Logs -
USS PT 159, 27 July thru 4 August, 1943, Pages 5.
Provided by Bridge Carney from the National Archives
File: 18-Deck_Logs-PT-159_July27-August4.pdf
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RON 9 Report -
Loss of the USS Mc Cawley, Rendova, New Georgia, 43 Pages.
Provided by Bridge Carney from the National Archives
File: 19-Miscellaneous_MTB_RON-9_ADMIN _LOG_July 21-Sept-1-1943.pdf
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Communications and Requests
between Elco and the Navy, Bureau of Ships, 3 Pages.
Provided by Dave Buck from the National Archives
File: 20-Miscellaneous_Communications_Elco_and_Bureau_of_Ships .pdf
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Communications and Requests
between Higgins and the Navy, Bureau of Ships, 76 Pages.
Provided by Dave Buck from the National Archives
File: 21-Miscellaneous_Higgins_and_Navy_Communications on PT625-660.pdf
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All Hands Publication - Rendova and Lever Harbors Action Report -
(Blackett Strait Engagements) August 1 - 31, 1943.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 22-All_Hands_March_1946_Duties_Dune_PT's_Return.pdf
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WEAPONS - MISCELLANEOUS REFERENCES
20mm Automatic Gun M1 & AN-M2 - TM 9-227,
1 June 1943, Technical Manual, Pages 138.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 23-20mm_M1_and M2_20mmAircraft_TM9-227.pdf
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37mm AA Gun, TM 9-235, Technical Manual, Pages 277.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 24-37mm_TM9-235.pdf
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40mm Automatic Gun M1 (AA) & Antiaircraft Gun Carriage M2 & M2A1,
TM 9-252, 17 January 1944, Pages 308.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 25-40MM_AA_Gun_TM9-252.pdf
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60mm M2 Mortar - Plus additional types - TM 9-3071-1
Technical Manual, Pages 121.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: Mortar_M2_TM-9-3071-1.pdf
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30cal Browning Machine Gun - FM 23-45 201405, Pages 276.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 27-Machine_Gun_ Browning _30Cal_ FM23-45_201405.pdf
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50cal Browning Machine Gun, M2, TM 9-225, Pages 188.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 28-Machine_Gun_Browning_50Cal-M2_TM9-225.pdf
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Machine Gun Mounts navy Boats TM 9-230 - TM 9-230, Pages 67.
Found on the internet using search engines such as Google and Bing.
File: 29-Machine_Gun_Mount_Navy_Boats-TM9-230.pdf
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