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K-31138 U.S. Navy River Patrol Boat (PBR)

U.S. Navy River Patrol Boat (PBR)
Title: U.S. Navy River Patrol Boat (PBR)
Caption: Intercepts a sampan to inspect it for contraband headed for Vietcong troops, 22 June 1966. Recently, 65 high-speed PBRs joined Navy patrol operations in the southern tip of Vietnam to check civilian craft on rivers and inlets. Each boat, with a four-man crew, has twin .50 caliber machine guns forward and a single machine gun aft. Powered and guided by twin jets of water, PBRs can patrol at 25 knots far into inlets and coves.
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Catalog #: K-31138
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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Original Date: Wed, Jun 22, 1966
After this Year: 1964
Before this Year: 1975
Original Medium: BW Photo
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