Versabar Rigging System Used to Lift Restored WWII Patrol Torpedo Vessel

Versabar donated a three-bar rigging system for lifting PT-305 and her custom cradle near the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The 78-foot, 50-ton patrol torpedo vessel was built in 1943 by Higgins Industries in New Orleans and saw combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during the war. After 100,000 hours of painstaking effort, the vessel has become the only fully restored and operational PT boat in the world, and is expected to tour widely and provide the public with the opportunity to experience the thrill of a ride on the Navy’s fastest warship. Versabar is proud to have played a vital role in PT-305’s return to glory.

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