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Naval History and Heritage Command

S-513 Small Craft Collection

Collection of 152 photographs (copies, originals loaned from the Boats and Landing Craft office at NAVSEA) of riverine craft from the Vietnam era. See below for full inventory.
Title: Small Craft Collection
Caption: Collection photo # S-513.01 - Assualt Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) -16, October 17, 1968.
Description: Collection of 152 photographs (copies, originals loaned from the Boats and Landing Craft office at NAVSEA) of riverine craft from the Vietnam era. See below for full inventory.
Accession #:
Catalog #: S-513
Donor: NAVSEA
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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S-513-A
Three photos of 36-foot River Patrol Craft (RPC) from 1964 to 1965 and taken by the builders, Peterson Boatbuilding CO. Views are of C-13371 and C-13456 (during construction. Several photos from this series have been cataloged into the NH series at the item level (NH 95971- NH 95972)


S-513-B
27 photographs of Assault Support Patrol Boats (ASPB) from 1967 to 1969. Images are of the construction of ASPB Mark I and ASPB Program V Improved Model (fabrication and launching). Individual boat numbers include 50AB671, 50AB673, 50AB6811, 50AB6812, 50AB676, 50AB6711. Also included is a view onboard the Stewart Seacraft Prototype ASPB Mark II, circa 1969. Several photos from this series have been cataloged into the NH series at the item level (NH 95973-NH 95981).


S-513-C
52 photographs of a Flame Thrower Monitor (“Zippo” converted from a LCM-6). All are close-up detail views taken by Long Beach Naval Shipyard, CA in 1968.  Several photos from this series have been cataloged into the NH series at the item level (NH 95982 – NH 95990).


S-513-D
36 photographs of LCM Armored Troop Carrier taken circa 1968 (type with helicopter deck & improved shock protection).


S-513-E
Five photographs of the 36-foot mini-armored troop carrier taken in 1972. Views show the boat overall, under construction, with an open ramp, and conning position.


S-513-F
13 photographs of the Stewart Seacraft Armored Troop Carrier Mk II and Stewart’s Command & Communications Boat (CCB) design, taken 1967-1969.


S-513-G
16 photographs of various Vietnam War riverine craft, converted from LCM-6 hulls. Several photos from this series have been cataloged into the NH series at the item level (NH 95991-96010).

Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Support Ships
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • Vietnam Conflict 1962-1975
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials