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aclark79
09-25-2006, 08:54 PM
With the recent cristining of the new littoral combat ship I thought I'd post some pics of traditional litoral combat craft ie the brown water navy from vietnam.

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/yrbm/YRBM_16b.jpg

YRBM 16 in 1970 - Bassac River (Yard, Repair, Berthing and Messing)

These were non-probelled barges put at strategic locations in the areas the brown water navy operated.

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/yrbm2/PBRYRBM.jpg

A PBR being lifted by the YRBM 16 Crane

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/yrbm2/16fire1.jpg

YRBM 16 on fire after a bombing

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/SF69zoom.jpg

Mobile Advanced Tactical Support Base (MATSB) "Seafloat" on the Song Cau Lon in Ca Mau Province.

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/JB-PBRclean.jpg

PBR (Patrol Boat - Riverine) MkII

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/RFpage7.jpg

MkII PBR


http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/Twin50.jpg

PBR .50cal gunners position

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/JB-PBR50s.jpg

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/S744.jpg

VN rangers aboard a US PBR on the Vinh Te Canal

http://www.rivervet.com/images/pbr110.gif

PBR 110 of RivDiv 531

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/DWboatcrew.jpg

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/PBRmod.jpg

Landing Craft, Personnel, Large (LCPL) Mk IV. The boat shown belongs to Mobile Support Team TWO. The boat nesting by the bow is a light SEAL support craft (LSSC). These boats were used to insert and extract SEAL teams.

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/PCFops1.jpg

Swift Boat Patroling the Song Cua Long near Seafloat

http://www.theodoresworld.net/vietnam/dBlankenship.jpg

http://www.rivervet.com/images/pcf70-1.jpg

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos/Boats7.jpg

A Vietnamese Alpha Boat heading down the Bassac river near Chou Doc

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/JW-msr7.jpg

Alpha Boat MSR-7

http://www.rivervet.com/images/111-3-01.jpg

A-111-3

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos/Canal_w2.jpg

Alpha boat wreack near Vinh Te Canal

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/C-132-1.jpg

Command and Communications Boat (CCB)

http://www.rivervet.com/images/ccb1.jpg

Monitor on left, CCB boat on right (The command center is directly behind the 40 mm turret on the CCB)

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos/Boats6.jpg

A monitor boat passes the YRBM 20

http://www.rivervet.com/images/m-112-2a.jpg

M-112-2 alongside the USS Colleton (APB 36) in 1968

http://www.rivervet.com/images/monitor3.jpg

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/Flame-on.jpg

A Zippo starts firing Napalm to provoke a response

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/Zippo!.jpg

Zippo boat flame

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/zippo.jpg

http://www.rivervet.com/images/zippo1.jpg

http://home.tampabay.rr.com/mrf/index/flame.jpg

Zippo buisness end

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/doucheboat.jpg

Watercannon boat, used to wash away earthen bunkers

http://www.rivervet.com/images/111-3-60.jpg

Tango boat

http://www.rivervet.com/images/tango1.jpg

Tango boat

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/SealBoat.jpg

STAB - Seal Team Assault Boat

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/MSSC-Long_Phu.jpg

MSSC Medium Seal Support Craft

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/MSSC_inside1.jpg

Inside the MSSC

http://brownwater-navy.com/vietnam/photos2/stab02.jpg

Swamp boats

http://www.rivervet.com/images/pacv1.jpg

http://www.rivervet.com/images/PACV3atCatLo.JPG

PACV-3 (OinC Roy Adair) operating out of Cat Lo in June 1966 - Air cussion boat

valdezfa18
09-25-2006, 09:20 PM
great pics woot

ice55
09-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Very cool pics!!

Ravage
09-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Brown Water Navy was the forerun for the SWCC. Great post woot

Kingswat
09-25-2006, 09:38 PM
nice pics.

goat89
09-25-2006, 09:40 PM
Really nice pics! Thx for sharing!

larryzou
09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
its history story thanks

faithless
09-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Would you happen to have any of the Coast Guard cutters that were there.

aclark79
09-25-2006, 10:39 PM
Sure, in a new thread

saigonsmuggler
09-25-2006, 10:39 PM
nice to see those old slat armor in action. :)

Ezekiel25:17
09-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Sweet. "Almighty almighty. This is PBR street gang, over?"

Wylie coyote
09-25-2006, 11:20 PM
ive never seen pics of this litoral combat craft or even heard of this brown water navy, interesting stuff. thanks.

nullterm
09-26-2006, 12:19 AM
http://www.rivervet.com/images/ccb1.jpg

How medieval looking is that.