WWII Patrol Boat PT-305

Museum Ships Weekend
June 3 – 4, 2017
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
An International Amateur Radio event honoring the contribution of museum ships.
Over 90 museum ships will be participating in this event.

You are invited to observe members of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club as they put PT-305 “on the air” and make worldwide contacts with other museum ships and individuals participating in the event.  Members will be operating an amateur radio station adjacent to the PT-305 Boathouse at South Shore Harbor.

Stations making contact with 15 or more ships during the event, are entitled to a special certificate.  Museum Ships Weekend is sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.  For a complete list of the ships participating, please visit www.nj2bb.org.

Built in New Orleans by Higgins Industries, the patrol-torpedo (PT) boat PT-305 was a critical asset for the US Navy during World War II, serving in European waters from 1944 to the end of the war.  The WWII Museum acquired her in 2007 and, after nearly a decade of restoration, she’s ready for her next chapter: cruising the waters of Lake Pontchartrain—where she first underwent testing before shipping off to war—and offering passengers the ride of a lifetime. PT-305 is open to the public for Deck Tours, Wednesday – Sunday and Boat Rides on Saturday.  For additional information, please visit www.pt305.org.

This is an opportunity to witness worldwide communications honoring the service of the museum ships.