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Hello All,

I have a question, ...

To the small craft knowledgeable who visit here; please look at the photo herein and please, please, please tell me what color the boat is wearing, please? I know that the bottom would have been Copperoyd, but what's the color of the boat? I'd say a gray. Do you concur? Also, do you guys see any depth charge racks on board? For a time frame, most probably late-43 into 1944.

It's a 63-foot ARB (MSC Type 293) which was used for Special Operations. I'm having Kyle build this boat for me.

 

33666232166_92afa53c74_b.jpgARB22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

Tim

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I have seen photos of these in the SWPac/Philippines that were either color or colorized which show the boats in the various Patrol Green schemes. Alaskan boats were gray.

 

Any idea where this was taken?

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Hello James,

 

Nice to hear from you again. I can only assume/presume that the photo was taken in Italy or the South of France. I understand the type of the MSC 63s (the Type 293) were utilized in Special Ops in the MTO.

 

Tim

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