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Riverines page 70-71 top image
Caption: Three Assault Support Patrol Boats (ASPBs) and a Monitor of the Mobile Riverine Force scan for danger as they lead a convoy of Armored Troop Carriers (ATCs) up a Mekong Delta river in 1968. (Naval History and Heritage Command)


Riverine Tactics

Riverine Sailors used ever-evolving tactics to counter the Viet Cong while operating in Vietnam’s waterways. Mobile Riverine Force Sailors used convoy tactics and coordinated with the Army. PBRs worked in pairs to search vessels. Swift boats and other craft operated together to patrol and set up ambushes in support of SEALORDS.