Comments from George Spadie[ Here is some new history on the life and adventures of PTF men...]
Hi, I have searched the web several times over the last 2 years for PTF info. and found very little. I don't know how I missed your site. It is excellent. I had planned on making my own site in honor of my old boat PTF-12 to post all of my pictures
on (I have quite a few), but your site is far more than I could have ever done.
I originally was on PTF-12 for about 2 years. Unfortunately, we wrecked it at Operation Solid Shield in Morehead City. We were then given PTF-17 for a short period before it was decided to get rid of all of them. We stripped them somewhat and took them out of the water. They were in a field at Little Creek the last time I saw them in 1977. It is very distressing to me if it is true that they plan to destroy them! I have always wished that I owned one, even though it would be on land since it would be way to costly to actually run it. I would like to talk to you more. Please write back.