Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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  • Collection: Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 '68-'69

Photograph of Office Quonset taken at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in the summer of 1968.

Photograph of Office Quonset at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

"Locals hired to clean the barracks, passing through the head area." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Photograph of inside the barracks at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

Photograph of the main drag at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968.

Photograph of Swift Boats nested at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

Photograph of crane mishap on the pier at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in the summer of 1968

"Hand painted division logo on pilot house door." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Our crew was formed at Cat Lo in October of 1968. We all volunteered to take the newly refurbished 71 boat and go to An Thoi to participate in the new Sea Lords river opps Sea Float areas of operation. Our crew and the 71 boat remained together…

"Main cabin galley area to left, aft hatch center." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Pilot house starboard to port. A.D. Brekke shown." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The Pilot House, center left is the compass, center is the fathometer, right is the Decca Radar." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Main cabin from aft hatch. Brekke and Pilgrim shown." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the searches and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…
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