Comments from John Selph


Although my tour in Viet Nam lasted a year (1967 - 68) I was assigned to the USS Annapolis, AGMR-1, during that time. 

I was, however, assigned to the PTF 5 boat during my Reserve time when she was part of Coastal River Division 22 in New Orleans. I carried a dual rate during my time in CRD-22, that of a RM/EN 2, and I have in my possession my USN issued copy of the PTF5 boat book. It appears to be very similar to the 9-16 Manual that you have on the site. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the 5 boat, but I do have a friend who stayed in the unit when the wood boats were replaced by the metal version. He may have some photos, so I'll try to get in touch with him and turn him onto your site as well. 
Great Job, 

John Selph
Metairie, LA. 70002