Marine Antenna, VHF, 8.5 Feet, Fiberglass, Stainless Steel Mount, Navy Salvage



This 8.5 foot marine antenna was salvaged from a US Navy Special Warefare Group vehicle, the Mark V Special Ops Craft. The fiberglass antenna includes a heavy duty stainless steel ratchet mount by D. Lilly & Company. Comes with Through Deck Gland, coax cable and connector.
The antenna has a white finish, black rubber tip and signature Shakespeare blue and green wraparound stripes.

Condition: Very good condition for age and use. Solid antenna body with no cracks or repairs. Surface shows scuffing and patina as expected with use in a harsh marine environment. Untested and cannot guarantee functionality. The bracket and Through Deck Gland in very good condition.
We currently have 2 antenna sets available: one of the antennas has a split in the coax cable (as shown in photos). The cable on the other antenna is in excellent condition.

Salvage History: This antenna was salvaged from a 1995 Mark V Special Operations Craft (MK V SOC), formerly deployed by US Navy Special Warfare Groups. This was the second of only 20 boats ever made. It was manufactured by VT Halter Marine Inc, hull# 25MPB9501. The Navy has since retired all of these crafts. These boats had a low radar profile and were mainly used as a quick insertion and extraction platform for US Navy SEALs. The entire craft was 82' long, all aluminum construction. It had room for 5 crew, 16 SEALs and their equipment. It featured a launching platform off the stern for up to four Combat Rubber Raiding Craft. The boat used two V12 diesel engines and waterjets that propel the vessel to over 50 knots.M
This vessel and items from it are featured on Season 8, Episode 9, of the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Measurements: 101H x 3.75D 2.75
Weight: 4 lb.

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