Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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

Photograph of inside the barracks 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

"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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Pilot house starboard to port. A.D. Brekke shown." - 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

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…

“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…

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Seen here is a four wheeled vehicle. Very rare in the Ca Mau area.

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Buddhist monks watch the Swift Boat pass on some long forgotten waterway.

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Junk facility deep in the interior of the Delta.

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Cemetery

"Swift Boat up in the skids for repairs, background. Landing crafts in the foreground." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Swift Boat up in the skids for repairs, background. Landing crafts in the foreground." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

This photo shows armed VN Navy vessels docked alongside the pier and coastline. Exact location is unknown.

This photo shows armed VN Navy vessels docked alongside the pier and coastline. Exact location is unknown.
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