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Naval Advisors and the Vietnam Navy

U.S. Navy advisors helped transform the Vietnam Navy from a small collection of landing craft and minesweepers to the world's fifth largest navy - a modern service of 42,000 sailors and 1,500 surface vessels capable of fighting not only on the rivers of Vietnam but also far out to sea. At peak strength in 1968, the American naval advisory group consisted of 534 men.

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 play videoNavy Adviser in Vietnam: The Fleet Command (1968):  This 1968 Navy training film explained the duties of advisers to the Vietnamese Navy Fleet Command. It also features footage of many of the American built warships used by the Vietnamese Navy Fleet Command. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section UM-20.

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