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Vietnam War Ships

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/26/2014

From the small to the big, the US Navy and allies were well-represented in Southeast Asia by a plethora of watercraft vessels.


There are a total of 26 Vietnam War Ships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

Armored Troop Carrier (ATC)
The United States Navy, much like the French Navy before it during the First Indochina War, saw the importance of controlling...
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Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) (Alpha Boat)
The Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) - otherwise known as "Alpha Boats" - were the dedicated destroyers and minesweepers of...
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Command and Communications Boat (CCB)
Not since the Civil War of 1861 had America found a need for a "brown water navy" - that is, a naval force charged with comba...
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Higgins Boat LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
Since the first boat was used to assault enemy-held shores in ancient warfare, the amphibious assault has been a key tool in ...
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HMAS Brisbane (D41)
HMAS Brisbane was a Perth-class guided missile destroyer built by the United States as a modified Charles F. Adams-class dest...
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PACV / ACV (Pac-Vee / Monster)
The PACV ("Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle") was a patrol hovercraft made notable by its involvement in the Vietnam War under the ...
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PBR (Patrol Boat, Riverine)
One of the most intriguing of the United States Navy's crafts during the Vietnam War arguably was the PBR (or "Patrol Boat, R...
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PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast) (Swift Boat)
The PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast) vessels - better known simply as "Swift Boats" - were a product of the Sewart Seacraft concern o...
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USS America (CV-66)
The USS America (CV-66 though initially designated as CVA-66) was a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier that served the U...
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USS Barry (DD-933)
The Forrest Sherman-class of destroyers was established in 1955 and became a warship group of eighteen-strong led by the USS ...
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USS Canberra (CA-70)
The USS Canberra was a United States naval warship that was put into action in the middle years of World War 2 and survived l...
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USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
This modernized version of the World War 2-era aircraft carrier became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the worl...
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USS Flint (AR-32 / T-AE-32)
The USS FLINT (AE-32), a Kilauea-class ammunition/cargo replenishment ship, was commissioned on November 20, 1971. She was t...
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USS Intrepid (CV-11)
The USS Intrepid served the United States Navy throughout World War 2 and beyond. The vessel was designed from the new Essex-...
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USS Iowa (BB-61)
The USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship of the massive and powerful Iowa-class battleships of World War 2. She was followed by...
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USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63 / CV-63)
USS Kitty Hawk traveled the world in support of US military actions and relations building, undergoing countless exercises an...
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USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)
USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) was one of the 29-strong Charles F. Adams-class of guided missile cruisers utilized primarily for...
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USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Designed and operated in the early 1940's, the USS New Jersey saw extensive combat actions in the Pacific Theater of War assi...
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USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
The historical beginning of the LPH ship - "Landing Platform Helicopter" was in World War 2 in the Pacific Theater of war whe...
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USS Saratoga (CV-60)
The crew called her "Sara" and USS Saratoga (CV-60) was ordered as a "Large Aircraft Carrier", the fifth ship in the United S...
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USS Wichita (AOR-1)
The USS Wichita was a replenishment oiler and operated in support of fleet operations during her time. She was the second shi...
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USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Though numbered before the USS Missouri (BB 63), the USS Wisconsin (BB 64) actually completed construction before her sister ...
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USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
The USS Yorktown (CV-10, CVA-10, CVS-10) was born from the fighting of World War 2 and persevered through some of the more im...
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