Chip Marshall - 1999 Emails
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My family was in Annapolis for a pre-Christmas get together. In the
lobby of the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront is a series of historical
pictures of Annapolis at various times in its history.
|One shot, taken in 1970, was taken from
the City Dock next to the Naval Academy looking across Spa Creek at
Eastport. In the background is the old Trump and Sons boatyard
and guess what is next to one of the boat houses.
You have to look through the rigging of the boat to the far right, but
you can see a bow on shot of a Nasty class boat. What it was doing
here in 1970 will require yet more questions.
|This is PTF13, the boat that
was used to experiment with various weapon systems. I
believe the contraption on the foredeck is an Oerlikon missile
launcher. I do not know for sure.
Note the 20mm weapon station on the starboard side.
There is a flat platform that is not used on the Nasty's in Viet
Nam. I think it is there to create a flat platform for the various
weapons being tested.
The gun on that station looks an awful lot like one the 25mm chain guns
that ended up on the