collection of material was compiled on a personal quest to uncover
any and all possible information about the PTF.
I was fascinated with the sounds of power from the twin 3100HP
Napier Deltic engines and speed that these 80' wooden patrol boats
displayed as they operated from Da Nang Harbor.
Now 35 years later, with the technology of the internet and e-mail, I have been
able to compile this web page to honor the men who served and the boats that
brought them down the coastal waterways of Vietnam.
Dan Withers -
Port Ludlow, Washington
Photo by Lt Kurt Froyen,
USNR, OIC PTF-19