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Old Mar 20, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Swift Boats in NYC Harbor?

Just finished watching (again) "National Treasure". In the harbor scene with the carrier Intrepid, there is a shot of what looks like a Swift PCF, very brief shot. Did the NYC Harbor Patrol ever use any surplus Swift PCF's?
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 09:02 AM
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I don't think NYPD used surplus PCF's. The PCF was a COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) type purchase for the Vietnam War. The USN bought modified oil rig crew boats from boat yards on the Gulf of Mexico. Lots of yards produce similar looking designs - and they are used for various jobs around the waterfront.

Here's a link to sme history of the NYPD Marine Units.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 06:46 PM
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Just finished watching (again) "National Treasure". In the harbor scene with the carrier Intrepid, there is a shot of what looks like a Swift PCF, very brief shot. Did the NYC Harbor Patrol ever use any surplus Swift PCF's?
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Bob's right, Dave. There were no surplus Swifts. All of the boats afloat in 'Nam were turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in 1972 so you know where they are now. PCF 1 & 2, the training craft at Coronado were sent to the Panama Canal for patrol duties by the Panamanian government but were recovered during the Noriega operations and returned to Little Creek Va where they were overhauled and one was dedicated at the Washington Navy Yard in 1995 on permanent display (after we got to drive our wives & other significant others around the Patomac at the very first Swift boat reunion), the other sold to the University of North Carolina (I think) as an oceanagraphic research vessel. PCF-104 was recovered from Bremerton and made into a memorial with other brown water navy craft at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA.

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The R/V Matthew F. Maury (ex-PCF-2) is operated by Tidewater Community College in Virginia and is the last running swift boat afloat.

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Old Jul 26, 2008, 02:51 PM
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Bob's right, Dave. There were no surplus Swifts. All of the boats afloat in 'Nam were turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in 1972 so you know where they are now. PCF 1 & 2, the training craft at Coronado were sent to the Panama Canal for patrol duties by the Panamanian government but were recovered during the Noriega operations and returned to Little Creek Va where they were overhauled and one was dedicated at the Washington Navy Yard in 1995 on permanent display (after we got to drive our wives & other significant others around the Patomac at the very first Swift boat reunion), the other sold to the University of North Carolina (I think) as an oceanagraphic research vessel. PCF-104 was recovered from Bremerton and made into a memorial with other brown water navy craft at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA.

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There are surplus swift boats in florida. the millitary had them built during the end of the war and never payed the manufacture there are nine and in the companny ware house with out weapons or engins I know ive seen them
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There are surplus swift boats in florida. the millitary had them built during the end of the war and never payed the manufacture there are nine and in the companny ware house with out weapons or engins I know ive seen them
Can you get us some pics?
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 10:26 AM
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There are surplus swift boats in florida. the millitary had them built during the end of the war and never payed the manufacture there are nine and in the companny ware house with out weapons or engins I know ive seen them
Since Sewart Seacraft built the US Navy Swifts they also built Mark II versions for other countries. Bit, I am surprised to hear of other new Swifts in storage, much less nine of them. Who has them warehoused? What city?

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Old Jul 27, 2008, 11:03 AM
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I have a question. Wasnt the Swift boat hull a generic hull and then modified for the military? These boats in the pic look like they can pass for Swift boats.
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