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Fifty Swift Boat crew and personnel lost their lives while serving in the Vietnam War. The remains of four of the men are still unaccounted for and remain missing in action. The fifty men remain in the hearts and minds of their fellow Swift Boat Sailors. Their fellow Swift mates remember them as “Still on Patrol".
There are two ways to learn more about the Swift Boat Sailors that lost their lives. You can click on the year for a timeline of the Swift Boat Sailors that lost their lives for that year. You can also click on a name for a picture and biography of each Swift Boat Sailor.
Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), also known as Swift Boats, were all-aluminum, 50-foot (15 m) long, shallow-draft vessels operated by the United States Navy. Its initial duties included patrolling the coastal areas of South Vietnam. Its later duties included working in the interior waterways as part of the brown-water navy to prevent Vietcong movement of arms and munitions, transport Vietnamese forces and insert SEAL teams for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations during the Vietnam War.