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|581k||Running at high speed in Cheaspeake Bay with PT-811 off her port quarter
Photo from the July 1952 edition of Bureau of Ships Journal
|241k||PT-809, PT-810 and PT-811 in formation
From the collection of Steven Ribiero and LCDR Robert Beveridge, USN, Ret.
|Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.|
|48k||16 July 1969
Yachts Honey Fitz and Sequoia with escort vessel Guardian cruise Potomac river.
|169k||Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. View looking northwards from over the Anacostia River, March 1970. The Presidential Yacht Sequoia and her Secret Service protective craft, Guardian (formerly PT-809), are alongside the finger pier in the center. The bathyscaphe Trieste is on display in the parking lot immediately above and between those two vessels.
U.S. Navy photo KN-19277 by PHC Tommy Cobb
|Naval History and Heritage Command|
PT-809 (q. v.) was under the Potomac River Naval Command in November 1959 as a Civil Defense boat and as escort to the Presidential Yacht Barbara Ann, later Honey Fitz. The name Guardian was assigned to her at the request of Captain [Evan P.] Aurand, Naval Aide to President Eisenhower, but her official designation remains PT-809.
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