Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962–75

Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962–75 cover

Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962–75

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In 1965 the military situation in the Mekong River Delta of southern Vietnam had deteriorated to such a degree that the decision was made to commit a joint US Army and Navy Mobile Riverine Force to the area. This force was unique in its composition, mission, and the means by which it operated – riverine craft. Comprising the Army's 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, and the Navy's River Assault Flotilla One, it used a variety of watercraft, including heavily modified landing craft, purpose-built patrol boats, and a whole host of auxiliary and support craft. This book explores those craft, and also gives an account of Task Force Clearwater, a much smaller operation in the extreme northern part of South Vietnam.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Boats · Variants · The Riverine War · Surviving Riverine and Patrol Craft · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841769318
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 128
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Hugh Johnson

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