The 77 foot ELCO boats were 77 feet long with a beam of 19' 11" a draft of 4' 6" a weight of 46 tons. They were powered by three Packard (Allison) 1200 horsepower V12 engines and carried a crew of 10.
|This model was scratch build from plans by Al Ross, Jr at a scale of 1:32 as a radio control model. Al Ross, Jr's father, Al Ross, was a gunner aboard the PT-34 and was wounded in the air attack which sank her. He finished the war a POW.|
|Construction details for this model:|
|Setting up the bulkheads in plywood. Bulkheads cut directly from lines on plan. this model was very lightly constructed, because of the weight of motor and battery.|
|Keel, stringers and deck in place, the hull is then double planked with balsa, the direction of the layers perpendicular to the other.|
|Cabin and deck fittings fabricated from balsa.|