Originally Posted by a67ems
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?
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.