"Swift Boat" - PCF-71. The swifts patrolled the coast and estuaries generally. Some went fairly far up the rivers. High superstructure and lack of armor made them prime targets.
The Brown Water Navy in Vietnam consisted mainly three major task forces. Within these groups were many and varied river craft used to control the main waterways of Vietnam. Some boats were taken "right off the shelf" and modified for use in Vietnam while some were designed from the keel up specifically for use in this hostile environment. Modifications and improvements to these craft were made from suggestions offered by the sailors who lived and died on the rivers of Vietnam.
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