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By Edward J. Marolda

This version of the book contains a tiny sampling of the over 500 black and white, and color photographs, maps, and charts contained in the original publication.


Table of Contents

Dedication, Foreword

Chapter 1: The Early Years, 1950 - 1959


-Passage to Freedom
-Development of the Vietnamese Navy


Chapter 2: The Era of Growing Conflict, 1959 - 1965


-The Crises in Laos
-U.S. Naval Advisors and the Vietnamese Navy
-U.S. Navy Direct Support
-Expanding Operations into North Vietnam and Laos
-Gulf of Tonkin Incidents
-The Conflict in Transition


Chapter 3: The Years of Combat, 1965 - 1968 (140K)


-The Naval Command in Southeast Asia
-The Carrier Force
-Rolling Thunder 
-Amphibious Landings in South Vietnam 
-Bombardment from the Sea
-Coastal Interdiction 
-The Naval Command in South Vietnam
-River Patrol
-Riverine Assault Force 
-The Naval Advisory Effort 
-Civic Action 
-The Navy's Logistic Support of the War
-Naval Support Activities


Chapter 4: Winding Down the War, 1968 - 1973 (60K)


-The SEALORDS Campaign
-Allied Navies on the Offensive
-Vietnamization of Naval Operations
-Task Force 77 Operations
-Allied Surface Warfare
-Vietnamization Completed
-Countering the Easter Offensive 
-Withdrawal from the War


Chapter 5: The Final Curtain, 1973 - 1975


-Naval Evacuation of I and II Corps
-Eagle Pull
-The Fall of South Vietnam



  • U.S. Navy Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Secretaries of the Navy and Key Naval Officers
  • Carrier Deployments to Southeast Asia
  • Navy Aircraft Codes, 1964 - 1975
  • Enemy Aircraft Shot Down by Naval Aviators in Southeast Asia
  • Glossary of terms
  • Select Bibliography

Charts (use your browser's"back" key to return to this menu)

  • Southeast Asia
  • The Coast of North Vietnam
  • Indo China
  • Rolling Thunder Route Packages
  • South Vietnam
  • The Mekong Delta
  • The SEALORDS Operational Theater
Published: Thu Jan 08 13:35:41 EST 2015