Routine activities aboard the USS Harnett County (LST-821) in South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War
South Vietnam Date:1967, June Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Glimpse from U.S. riverine patrol boat, of its home ship, the USS Harnett County (LST-821) at mouth of the Co-Chien River in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, during the Vietnam war. Ship's bell sounds. sailors aboard the Harnett County are busy with routine task, including cleaning, repainting, and the like. Some pull ammunition from stores and get weapons ready. Several sailors maneuver a patrol boat suspended above the LST's deck by a crane. The crane operator is seen at the controls, as he lowers the patrol boat below decks, while sailors on deck steady the boat using lines and cleats. The patrol boat descends into a maintenance shop. The hands of a mechanic are seen making adjustments to the boat's engine. Closeup of the mechanic. View from above of him working on the engine. Scene shifts to a mechanic perched on the main rotor of a Navy Seawolf UH-1B gunship of Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 3 (HAL-3). Several sailors carry a large drive assembly across the deck. Closeup of machanic working on the rotor. Silhouette, against late day sky, of the reassembled rotor and engine running. Sailors relaxing in common rooms below decks, playing cards, reading, and writing letters. Armed sentry patrolling the ship's deck, at sunset.
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