|U-60 Miss Thriftway (2) ( USA )
Owner — Assoc. Grocers Inc. Willard Rhodes (Seattle) .
Designer Builder — Ted Jones
Length – 31 ft [or 31 ft 6 in]
Beam – 12 ft 6 in
Hull — 3 Pointer
Colours — White Tail Stripes, Script 'Miss'
Power — V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Weight — 6,000 [or 6500]
Crew Chief — Jack Ramsay
Driver — Bill Muncey
Won the 1958 Detroit
Boat destroyed with Coast Guard cutter at Seattle
second Miss Thriftway was designed and built by Ted Jones and was 31 feet in
length, had a 12-1/2 foot beam and weighed 6,500 pounds. Built as a replacement for the
first Miss Thriftway, she won the 1958 Detroit Memorial Race. In the
1958 Gold Cup Race she rammed a Coast Guard
utility boat and was demolished. She was owned by the Thriftway Stores of Washington
State, represented by Willard Rhodes, president. Her colors were white with orange
stripes, and she was powered by a Rolls Merlin engine."
This is Hydroplaning by Paul
||Miss Thriftway speeds through a turn in an exhibition run on the
Willamette River near Portland, Oregon.
||Miss Thriftway, charging for the first turn in a 1958 Gold Cup heat on Lake Washington, lost her
rudder, veered off course and torpedoed a Coast Guard utility boat. Driver Bill Muncey
(circle) and two Coast Guardsmen were injured. Both boats sank in seconds after this
picture was taken.
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