PT 103 launching, Elco,group ceremony

black-and -white negative; safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Bayonne
May 16, 1942
safety film, Kodak #38
overall: 4 x 5 in.

4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons off Bayonne, New Jersey May 16,1942. Image of an Elco official leading the ceremony and Naval Officers saluting during the speech. Civilians present standing at what appears to be attention, perhaps while a flag is being raised or an anthem playing in the background or the boat being launched into the water. (speculation by this recorder). A full description of PT 103 can be found in Mimsy. This boat was signifcant as it was one of the first of the new class of Elco 80' PT boats being built. Stamped neg. sleeve: 103941F 5/16/1942 / Launching of PT-103 at Elco / [Box 4728 to 4729". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.

PT #103 motor torpedo boat, Elco

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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