70 years ago: Keel laid for PT-305!
Seventy years ago, on 30 March 1943, the keel was laid for PT-305 at Higgins Industries in New Orleans. Not quite two months later, on 27 May, she was launched. PT-305 is the star attraction in the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion where she is the focus of a multi-year restoration project.
In this Office of War Information photo by John Vachon, Higgins workers eat lunch perched on torpedo tubes. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.