PBR at Patriots Point

On Roamy’s post on the USS Alabama, Elsi mentioned the PBR on display at Patriots Point, SC earlier today.  Well, I went to the vault…

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Here’s a view of the forward gun position, made famous by “Lance” in Apocalypse Now.

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And the rear station, just a .50-cal in this case.

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The center piece of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is of course the USS Yorktown.

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And the USS Clamagore (SS-343) remains docked beside the carrier.

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At one time, Patriots Point hosted a significant “fleet” of historic vessels.  In recent years the USS Laffey (DD-724) moved to the old Charleston Navy Yard and is undergoing restoration there.  The Coast Guard moved the USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35) to Key West.  And the nuclear cargo-passenger ship NS Savannah moved to Baltimore.

But over 25 aircraft remain on display.  Some interesting and rare types, like the E-1B Tracer.

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And of course for us inclined to the “Civil War” topics, a ferry departs for Fort Sumter from the dock next to the Yorktown.

– Craig.

6 thoughts on “PBR at Patriots Point”

  1. Please note the Intruder in the background of the pic of the E-1B Tracer.

    Also, while the airwing my Dad went to Vietnam with had E-2As in 1966/67, the airwing during his 69/70 cruise on the FDR had E-1Bs.

  2. Now that brings back memories. I spent many hours at Patriot’s Point during my time at El Cid. Fond memories of YORKTOWN, LAFFEY and CLAMAGORE. Savannah was long gone by then – 1995 – though.

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