Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Photo Essay - PCF 816 Restoration of a Legacy

The arrival of PCF 816 from Malta to her home port of California was just the beginning of her restoration.  She needed a complete overhaul to restore her back to original.  Swift Boat Sailors answered the call and returned once again to bring her back to her natural beauty.  The following Photo Essay shows the process of restoring PCF 816 from start to finish.  She is now available for tours at the Maritime Museum of San Diego where the next generations can take a ride on the bay and hear her engines roar to life once again.  Please use the left and right arrows to scroll through the slideshow or click on the thumbnails below the slideshow to select an individual picture to view.