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A PTF Nasty-class patrol boat underway near Little Creek, Virginia, circa early 1970s. The Nasty-class of fast patrol boats ran in shallow water, were equipped with a .50 caliber and were purchased for operations during the Vietnam War. The Combatant Craft Division militarized and ruggedized them in preparation for use in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Navy photo provided by John “Jack” Mathias)
220816-N-CD227-001.JPG Photo By: Todd Hurley

Combatant Craft Division - A PTF Nasty-class patrol boat underway near Little Creek, Virginia, circa early 1970s. The Nasty-class of fast patrol boats ran in shallow water, were equipped with a .50 caliber and were purchased for operations during the Vietnam War. The Combatant Craft Division militarized and ruggedized them in preparation for use in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Navy photo provided by John “Jack” Mathias)


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