Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Detainees

Three Vietnamese sit on the deck of a navy ship
Description: Painting, Oil on Masonite; by R. G. Smith; 1968; Framed Dimension 22H X 26W
Accession #: 88-160-ET
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Three Vietnamese await questioning on the deck of a patrol boat. River and coastal patrol vessels routinely stopped Vietnamese boats to check their authorization papers and inspect their cargoes. If proper papers were not produced or the patrol commander suspected illegal activity, he had the ability to detain the crew and vessel for investigation.

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