- Included is an Addendum to CHAPTER 6. This chapter
entitled: The US Navy Fleet Hydrofoil - PHM, ends with a very optimistic
view of PHMs in the current US Navy, and larger hydrofoils in its
future. However, this was not to be. Several years following the
completion of "Ships That Fly", there were events surrounding the US Navy
PHM program that should be mentioned.
All six PHM ships were decommissioned on July 30, 1993, the only time the
US Navy has decommissioned an entire class of ships, on the same day.
describes some of the events leading to this sad day for the US Navy and
the hydrofoil community. Also, documented are the many attempts to save the
Ship, the day of the ceremony, attempts to save the ships even after the
decommissioning, and finally the subsequent disposal of the ships and their
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