"BB-62 USS New Jersey in Tonkin Gulf 1969. We used to pick up Navy artillery observer. The 2000 lb rounds from these 16 inch guns could clear lots of real estate." USS New Jersey (BB-62) is America's most decorated battleship. The USS New Jersey is an Iowa-class battleship, and was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the US state of New Jersey. New Jersey earned more battle stars for combat actions than the other three completed Iowa-class battleships, and was the only US battleship providing gunfire support during the Vietnam War. Photo and comment by Tom Everhart.
Amphibious U.S. Navy Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV)
An amphibious U.S. Navy patrol air cushion vehicle (PACV) easily transitions from water to land as it returns to its Cat Lo Base after a mission in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Three PACV's have been operating in South Vietnam since May 1966. They make up patrol air cushion vehicle (PACV) division 107, part of boat squadron 1, military assistance command (Vietnam). The PACV's are being evaluated for coastal surveillance, intercept and investigation to help prevent seaborne infiltration and supply of Viet Cong units in South Vietnam. Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV) moves up the ramp at Cat Lo during evaluation work with Task Force 116
HMAS (Her Majesty's Australian Ship) Brisbane on her second deployment to Vietnam operates on the gunline. Crew members carry 5 inch shells during an underway replenishment (UNREP) at sea. [Left to right] Ordinary Seaman Underwater Weapons (ORDUW) Brian Simmonds, Ordinary Seaman Elecrical Mechanic (ORDEM) Allan Jamieson, Ordinary Seaman Steward (ORDSTD) Richard Hardstaff and ORDEM William Murphy, c. July 1971.
United States Navy Vessel with American, South Vietnamese and Australian Personnel
A United States Navy vessel with American, South Vietnamese and Australian personnel are on board in the Mekhong Delta in 1970. The Americans tried hard to gain control of this part of South Vietnam which, although close to Saigon, remained a center of Viet Cong activity. Patrolling the Delta was a significant aspect of the American experience in Vietnam.
Clearance Diving Team (CDT) Preparing Demolition Charges
Able Seaman Clearance Divers: J L Garrett and A J Sherlock with Lieutenant A A Davis, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), members of the Clearance Diving Team (CDT) 3 – 5th Contingent, preparing demolition charges, 1969.
RAN Clearance Diving Team 3, US Navy and ARVN Personnel Searching for Enemy Mines and Obstructions
RAN (Royal Australian Navy) Clearance Diving Team 3, USN and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) personnel searching for enemy mines and obstructions in a Mekong River tributary. Three heavily armed USN river patrol craft are positioned at regular intervals and provide protection to smaller outboard-motor-powered boats which are manned by mixed crews from the three allied forces. Several men are in the water attaching demolition charges to a row of stakes which could have been placed by the Viet Cong.
USS New Jersey (BB-62) America's most decorated battleship. The USS New Jersey is an Iowa-class battleship, and was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the US state of New Jersey. New Jersey earned more battle stars for combat actions than the other three completed Iowa-class battleships, and was the only US battleship providing gunfire support during the Vietnam War. Photo by Tom Everhart
Control Tower at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon after the Tet Offensive
Control Tower at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon after the Tet Offensive. Tan Son Nhut Air Base (1955–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. It is located near the city of Saigon in southern Vietnam. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there. Following the Fall of Saigon, it was taken over as a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) facility and remains in use today. Photo by Anthony G. Borra
Soldier Relaxing on the United States Navy Troop Ship Heading to Okie
"One of the 3/4 Troopers relaxing on the United States Navy Troop Ship heading to Okie. 3/4 Cavalry HHT On U.S.N.S Gen. Weigel, 1966. This is the Troop Ship that we left Hawaii on heading to Okie on our way to Vietnam - This is all Pacific Ocean." Photo by Roger McGill.