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Securing Coastal Waters

U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Vietnam Navy warships, patrol craft, and junks operated along the coast of South Vietnam to stop seaborne infiltration from North Vietnam. P-5M Seaplanes, P-2V Neptune, and P-3 Orion patrol planes scoured the South China Sea for enemy trawlers. Navy and Marine amphibious forces executed numerous landings and raids along the 1,200-mile coastline.
 
 

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USS Carronade (LFR 1): This inshore fire support ship was the first vessel of her design. USS Carronade (LFR 1), the flagship of Inshore Fire Support Division 93, worked in conjunction with USS Clarion River (LFR 409), USS St. Francis River (LFR 525), and USS White River (LFR 536). Each rocket launcher on these ships fired 30 rockets per minute and they delivered devastating fire in support of coastal operations.

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