Fleet Obsolete

Fleet Obsolete The main focus of Fleet Obsolete is to rescue and restore at-risk historic WWII era PT boats. http://www.fleetobsolete.org
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Fleet Obsolete was founded in 2005 by retired New York Attorney, Robert Iannucci. The main focus of Fleet Obsolete is to rescue and restore at-risk historic WWII era PT boats. Our historic collection of vessels is located in Kingston, New York on the Rondout. The fleet consists of WWII era PT boats as well as historic tugboats and includes: PT-459: 80’ Higgins with documented D-Day combat history off Cherbourg. It is in need of a major restoration. PT-48: 77’ Elco. Recently rescued from a Florida trailer camp, this vessel saw heavy action in the Pacific theater. It is credited with sinking an enemy destroyer, an enemy cruiser, and several motorized barges. It is the sole known surviving 77’ Elco. It needs a total restoration. PT-615: 80’ Elco. Hull restored. Last known operationally sound 80’ Elco. PT-486: 80′ Elco. Placed in service on 2 December 1943. It was used in the training squadron (MTBRON) in Melville, Rhode Island during World War II until it was placed out of service 16 January 1946. Gowanus Bay: A 1955 Army ST Tugboat powered by a 600 bhp Atlas Imperial diesel. Excellent condition. Chris Craft: A 1957 Chris Craft lap strake Sea Skiff powered by a 350 Chevy. Excellent condition. Our vessels have escorted the WWII aircraft carrier, the Intrepid, back to its original home in New York City; participated in the USS NY unveiling in the New York Harbor; provided rides to Veterans and a host of organizations; hosted deck tours for children and their families; and toured the Eastern Seaboard from Florida to Massachusetts.

02/04/2014

FOR RENT/SALE
Waterfront Commercial Space at the New Ulster Marina
Marine Business Potential
Please contact 845.339.4364, for more information

PT-615 flies!
04/23/2013

PT-615 flies!

Our Tug-of-the-Year "Gowanus Bay" up in Kingston, NY
03/20/2013

Our Tug-of-the-Year "Gowanus Bay" up in Kingston, NY

Historic PT Boat pictures
03/20/2013

Historic PT Boat pictures

PT-486 is an 80' Elco. She was placed in service 2 December 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (PTRon...
03/20/2013

PT-486 is an 80' Elco. She was placed in service 2 December 1943 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FOUR (PTRon 4) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Francis D. Tappaan, USNR. Was being renovated to be a replica of PT-109.

03/19/2013
Tugboat Roundup

Gowanus Bay named Tug-of-the-Year!

Congratulations to the tug Gowanus Bay as this year's Tug-of-the-Year. Read more about the boat in this months' newsletter and feel free to post any pictures you have of the boat here!

03/19/2013
Ride The River

The Cornell, Gowanus Bay, Penn Barge 399, and Gowanus Bay come upriver to The Tugboat Roundup, 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-NtE7vieUg

Ride along with the crew of the tug CORNELL on a trip from Kingston NY to Waterford NY to attend the Annual Waterford Tug Roundup.

Russ
03/19/2013

Russ

MTB Squadron 29 at Bastia harbor, Corsica in late 1944.

Russ
03/19/2013

Russ

Would like to share PT-boat photos of my step-fathers collection.
He is Monte Palmer in Largo, FL Chief Engineer PT562.

PT-459, The "Mahogany Menace," is an 80’ Higgins with documented D-Day combat history off Cherbourg. It needs major rest...
03/14/2013

PT-459, The "Mahogany Menace," is an 80’ Higgins with documented D-Day combat history off Cherbourg. It needs major restoration.

PT Boats For Sale
02/20/2013

PT Boats For Sale

PT-615 is an 80’ Elco.  Hull restored.  Last known operationally sound 80’ Elco.
02/19/2013

PT-615 is an 80’ Elco. Hull restored. Last known operationally sound 80’ Elco.

Address

108 E Strand St
Kingston, NY
12401

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

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(718) 596-0504

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Are you guys still in business? We are interested in going on the Fall foliage tour if you are still doing it. We have visited your building and tug boat museum in the past.
Writing to learn about PT 486 ( The Sightseer out of Wildwood N.J.). Understand you have it, are you restoring? Love this boat, hope it has a future.