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$10 High-Speed Naval History Bay Tour

Board the Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift Boat Today

Swift Boats acted as part of the naval blockade of South Vietnam to prevent the infiltration of weapons, ammunition, and war matériel from North Vietnam via sampans, junks, and trawlers. In July 1968, U.S. Swift Boats shifted to patrolling rivers, canals, and the Mekong Delta’s 3,000-mile labyrinth of waterways. Not since the Civil War had the U.S. Navy combat vessels fought in such close quarters with naval blockades, upriver and in narrow canals. From 1965 through 1970, about 3,600 men served on and supported Swift Boat operations in Vietnam. Four hundred were wounded; 50 died.

In 2012, PCF 816 made the long journey from Malta to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Volunteers including Vietnam veterans helped restore the vintage vessel, which now thunders across San Diego Bay on weekends. Visitors can check in at the Museum.

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Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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