PT 117 / Elco / underway, starboard beam view.
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
August 04, 1942
4x5 Kodak safety #62
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on 8-4-1942. Image is of PT 117 photographed from the starboard beam while underway during sea trials. PT 117 was one of the PT 103 series of the longer 80' Elco PT boats bound for service in the South Pacific. It was one of only a few PT boats destroyed by Japanese aircraft in the war. See vessel authority # 44298 for more history of this boat. Stamped neg. sleeve: "104773F Aug 4 1942 / ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY / ELCO NAVAL DIVSION / BAYONNE, N.J. / [Box] 4741". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
PT 117 motor torpedo boat, Elco
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection