PTF 3,5-6,10-12,19 Exhibit

Lobby PTF-7 PTF-17 PTF-18 PTF-22 PTF-23
Audio PTF-26 PTF-3,5-6,10-12,19 Cumberland Gray Greff
Video Klapka McDonald McMillian Marshall Sandoval
Art Smallshaw Snyder Tondel Waugh Withers

Many of you have seen the early photos on the web of the seven PTFs sitting on the ground at Great Bridge, VA.  Photos 2-7 were taken by other fans.

Photos 9-31 were taken by Dan Withers on October 16,2000.

Added 09-09-2014 - Here is a fun Video Clip of a Covert Mission (YouTube link)to look over these boats in 2002 by Dennis Ambruso and Steve Meade.

Dennis comments:

As you know, these boats were on private property at the time so I felt as though we were trespassing, which of course we were !  My friend and video maker is Steve Meade who lives in NC. was in the boating industry at the time, as was I up in Connecticut. We used his john boat to cross the canal on our covert mission to inspect the boats. when the canal gate sirens went off,  I didn't know what to expect until I realized it was just the warning alarm ! 

I still have those ventilators I found in the sand and they are almost lamps (big lamps) ! This trip was a quest of fate for me in terms of loading them onto my ship for delivery to the Nam in 66', and then seeing them in their demise in 2007 , Sad! - Dennis 

Mr Norton indicates that these boats are sold for a movie project and they will crashed and burned.

Terraserver satellite photo



1 greatbridge (18872 bytes) JPG (132383 bytes) 2 Jim Gray Photo
Larry Sanneman Photos 3 jpg (39405 bytes) jpg (46521 bytes) 4
5 jpg (64804 bytes) jpg (57079 bytes) 6
7 jpg (47324 bytes) 8
The photos that follow are stern shots from left to right of the 7 boats. 9 MVC-005S.JPG (42164 bytes) MVC-006S.JPG (46363 bytes) 10
11 MVC-007S.JPG (42510 bytes) MVC-008S.JPG (31338 bytes) 12
13 MVC-009S.JPG (34821 bytes) MVC-010S.JPG (26020 bytes) 14
15 MVC-011S.JPG (42687 bytes) MVC-012S.JPG (27655 bytes) 16 This is the only boat that we can really identify.
Ammo box thrown from top of deck. 17 MVC-013S.JPG (31321 bytes) MVC-014S.JPG (58028 bytes) 18
19 MVC-015S.JPG (60531 bytes) MVC-016S.JPG (44415 bytes) 20 Logs supporting the hulls on the ground
21 MVC-017S.JPG (42888 bytes) MVC-018S.JPG (51826 bytes) 22
23 MVC-019S.JPG (38812 bytes) MVC-021S.JPG (57279 bytes) 24 Three of the hulls were sanded and two were painted with a rubber coating.
Fresh air intake. 25 MVC-022S.JPG (59238 bytes) MVC-023S.JPG (45044 bytes) 26 Props in the sand.
Electric furnace. 27 MVC-024S.JPG (56793 bytes) MVC-025S.JPG (62565 bytes) 28 I climbed up a tree and took these 4 photos sweeping left to right.
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