PT Boat Trials- New London, 7-24-1941
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
July 24, 1941
safety film, Kodak
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at New London, CT., July 24, 1941. View is a port beam view of PT 31 underway with civilians on board. This was likely taken just after the time of the "Plywood Derby" on July 21, 1941. PT 31 was one of nine PT boats that participated in the contest for contracts to build the PT boat fleet to come. A sister Elco PT boat #20 was the winner of the race giving Elco a contract to build more boats on this platform.Stamped neg. sleeve: "101810F 7/24/41 / Elco Works / PT-31 at New London / [Box] 4692-4693". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection