Swift Boat, P.C.F Division 101 in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. Swift Boats tied up to causeway in An Thoi. Smooth sandy beach in the foreground. Mild surf rolls in. American flag flies from a Swift Boat. Two men stands around the .50 Caliber Machine Gun mount. R A George works on the barrels of the twin .50 Caliber Machine Gun on Swift Boat. Gunners Mate striker works on the .50 Caliber Machine Gun mount. P H Harp, EN2 (Engineman Second Class) on the Swift Boat 12 rolls up a fire hose on deck. He secures the fire hose to the lifeline. Men work on the fantail of the boat. Garden type hose lying on deck. Water flows off over fantail area. A man works and sets the bow line on bow of boat 12.
Activities aboard a Fast Patrol Craft or Swift Boat in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. Swift boat at sea on Operation An Dang. Wake of Swift Boat underway at high speed. Stern of boat shows wake. Flags flying in breeze. Swift Boat flag flying below the ensign. L L Ellis, BM2 (Boatswain's Mate Second Class) at the helm of the boat underway at sea. J H Rhodes, GM3 (Gunners Mate Third Class) cleans the barrels of a .50 Caliber Machine Gun, duel mount. A cleaning rod is run back and forth through the barrel. Machine gun belted. Rhodes places lubricant on a cloth and runs the cloth down barrel of Machine gun. He works over the gun and applies a thin coat of grease to end of gun barrel with a brush.
Swift Boats, PCF Division 101 in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. L. L. Ellis, BM2 (Boatswain's Mate Second Class) and P. H. Harp, EN2 (Engineman Second Class) work on a signal light filter. Harp saws the signal light filter. He gets up and walks away when the job is completed. Men work on a causeway next to the Swift Boats. J. H. Rhodes, GM3 (Gunners Mate Third Class) puts range charts on a mortar locker. The locker is opened and mortars are seen in the mortar box. Range charts are seen on the inner part of the mortar locker. Swift Boat 12 tied up to the causeway. Stores are brought aboard by men in the background. A man comes aboard Swift Boat 12 with a box of bread and a 5 gallon tin. An American flag on the deck of the boat. Buildings on the beach in the background. A large sack of sugar.
Activities aboard Swift Boats in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. A Swift Boat pulls out into the harbor. Mountains covered with trees in the background. It approaches USS Esteem (MSO-438) anchored out in harbor. L L Ellis, BM2 (Boatswain's Mate Second Class) controls the ship. His hands at the helm. P H Harp, EN2 (Engineman Second Class) pulls refueling nozzle aboard from the USS Esteem. Harps kneels down on fantail with the fuel nozzle and lets the fuel run down into the tank. He places a rag around the end of nozzle and pulls the nozzle out from the tank. He walks with the fuel hose. Harp refuels the tank and then puts hose over the side to let fuel drain from hose into water. He hands the refueling nozzle to a man on the Swift Boat.
Activities aboard a Swift Boat in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. L L Ellis, BM2 (Boatswain's Mate Second Class) seated on a box on fantail fixing potatoes for dinner. P H Harp, EN2 (Engineman Second Class) sets up a home made stove on fantail to cook dinner on the Swift Boat. Ellis prepares, peals and cuts potatoes in the background. Frozen steak is placed on the grill. J G Priebe at the helm of the Swift Boat at sea. His one hand on throttle and other on helm. Harp prepares dinner. Crew member dives overboard from Swift Boat during swim call. R R Allen climbs back onto cabin for another dive. Allen dives back into water and pops back to the surface. Shoreline in the background. Two men in water next to Swift boat during swim call.
Swift boats,P.C.F Division 101 in An Thoi,Republic of Vietnam. Swift boats secured and tied up to the causeway during sunrise. Surf pounding in on beach in the foreground. Officer and enlisted man approach their Swift Boat. American flag flies from a Swift Boat. Starboard side of Swift Boat 10. Man on forecastle pulls up the anchor by hand and sets it down on forecastle. Man on deck of boat tosses a line to a man on another boat as they are secured together. Hose brought over from one of the other Swift Boats to replenish the fresh water supply. Three men on the fantail as the boat rocks back and forth. Hose over the lifeline. Man bends over lifeline and uncouples the hose.