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Brown water warfare

the U.S. Navy in riverine warfare and the emergence of a tactical doctrine, 1775-1970

by R. Blake Dunnavent

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Published by University Press of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Navy -- History.,
    • United States. Navy -- Drill and tactics.,
    • Riverine operations -- United States -- History.,
    • Riverine operations -- History.,
    • United States -- History, Naval.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-176) and index.

      StatementR. Blake Dunnavent ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith.
      SeriesNew perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE182 .D94 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 185 p. :
      Number of Pages185
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3682178M
      ISBN 100813026148
      LC Control Number2003040246

      In the early days of the war, U. House, Zumwalt's deputy, assumed the command. Kelley's own monitor engaged the enemy directly, and he suffered severe head wounds from the shrapnel of a Viet Cong rocket. They became experts at riverine warfare and regularly ranged inland on extended patrols, many of which are recounted here. Army losses are unreported.

      Today, however, riverine operations are experiencing a renaissance in reaction to the "war of the weak. The vessels came under fire less Brown water warfare book two miles from the border. This book is the story of how they came to be formed and organized, the initial teething difficulties, and their unqualified successes. They were comfort able with the uncomfortable fighting environment, and this ability translated into an unpredictability that the enemy feared. Vietnamese RAGs relied upon landing craft and small boats locally converted into scout boats, monitors, command ships, and fire-support ships. In an operation on the Ong Muong Canal in Kien Hoa Province on June 15,Kelley led a column of eight craft trying to extract a rifle company from a tough firefight.

      Cultural differences and the propensity of some Americans to try to command the Vietnamese posed additional obstacles. When a sixth RAG was formed inmore than half its ships were French leftovers. Until latethe riverine units were consistently undermanned, often by as much as 30 percent. An intense battle around Dong Tam in September resulted in 3 dead and 77 wounded, against a claimed Viet Cong killed.


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