River Boat Patrol Vietnam

The Skunk Alpha Encounter - New York Times

The pilot radioed his superiors in Saigon, who in turn ordered the destroyer escort Wilhoite to intercept the trawler. Probably not a tuna boat. You hope it’s a tuna boat tossing chum over the side, but assume it’s the flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy. On the evening of July 11, 1967, a Navy surveillance aircraft spotted a big trawler in international waters off the coast of South Vietnam, east of Cap Batangan. The Wilhoite was patrolling the deep ocean as part of Operation Market Time, the naval blockade of South Vietnam’s 1,200 miles of coastline. Source: www.nytimes.com

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US Navy's PBR (Patrol Boat River) of River Division 53, w. twin 50-caliber machine guns, patrolling Mekong River nr. My Tho in the River Delta.1967
Photo by Larry Burrows
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SAIGON 1965 - Photo by Wilbur E. Garrett
VIETNAM - MARCH 01: A nighttime patrol boat shines a searchlight on a sampan, Saigon, South Vietnam (Photo by Wilbur E. Garrett/National Geographic/Getty Images)
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Vietnam War 1966 - Viet Cong River Patrol
October 27, 1966 Viet Cong guerrillas in small boats patrol the Saigon River in South Vietnam in photo taken by communist forces
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