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U.S. COAST GUARD IN VIETNAM:

A GALLERY OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

COAST GUARD SQUADRON THREE (Part 2 of 3)


Photos (Click on image to see full-size) Original caption; Description; Date; Photographer (if known).  Unless otherwise stated all are official U.S. Coast Guard photographs.
A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "USCGC Minnetonka: Anchored in An Thoi Harbor, Phu Quoc Island, South Viet Nam."

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 2.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "In this patrol area [Tuy Hoa], as in others, we continued to provide logistic support for smaller vessels.  SWIFTS: 'Be seeing you tomorrow.'"

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 37.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "In this patrol area [Tuy Hoa], as in others, we continued to provide logistic support for smaller vessels.  SWIFTS: 'Deck force standby to receive Swift Boat. . ..'"

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 37.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "In this patrol area [Tuy Hoa], as in others, we continued to provide logistic support for smaller vessels.  82's: 'Be seeing you tomorrow.'"

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 38.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Our third patrol area was in the Gulf of Thailand.  It was here, in April and May, that we first used our five inch gun heavily in Naval Gunfire Support missions.  By the time that the MINNETONKA shot her last shell in September, she had fired more than any other ship on Operation Market Time.  The 4,684 rounds from the five inch gun yielded good results: 56 enemy killed or wounded in action, 279 enemy structures destroyed or damaged, 31 enemy bunkers destroyed or damaged, 48 enemy sampans destroyed or damaged, 14 fires started and 1,930 meters of trenchline or trails destroyed.  The aircraft spotters consistently praised our marksmanship.  The gun barrel was subjected to so much use, that we needed to have a new one placed in the mount when we returned to Subic Bay in September."   

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 41.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. No caption [Night-firing the Minnetonka's 5-inch/38 on suspected Viet Cong positions.]

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 43.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. No caption [The Minnetonka's 5-inch/38's barrel after firing continuously overnight.]

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 41.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. No caption [The nickname of the Minnetonka's 5-inch/38.]

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 41.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. No Caption [The Minnetonka conducts another naval gunfire support mission.]

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968, page 43.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "'Where's the target?'"
[A look at the Vietnamese coastline through the Minnetonka's rangefinder for her main battery.]

Minnie Log USCGC Minnetonka Whec-67 on Marketime patrol; Viet Nam Deployment with Coast Guard Squadron Three [Cruise Book]; December 17, 1967 to October 17, 1968,

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. [The chief petty officers of the Winona on her Vietnam cruise]
"Front: GMC Hendrick, SKC Pollardo, QMC Rowe, BTC Cain.  Back: YNC Howe, CSC Standley, RMC Wilder, MMC May, BTC Parnell, MMC CRowe, DCC Bryant, EMC Chalcroft, MMC Taylor, HMC Allerdice."

United States Coast Guard Cutter Winona; January-November 1968 [Vietnam Cruise Book], page 7.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Coast Guard Cutter Point Lomas comes alongside Duane to drop off engine parts and to pick up mail to ferry into Da Nang.  Although the smaller cutters are painted Navy gray and belong to another squadron, they are still Coast Guard, and their brief visits are always welcomed by the high endurance cutters.  Point Lomas is commanded by Lieutenant (junior grade) John S. Howse of Glendale, Calif., and operates out of Da Nang."

U. S. Navy Photo; No. 052968-05 (Number 3 of 7); Release No. 48-68; 29 May 1968; photographer unknown.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. No caption/photo number; date/photographer unknown.

Underway replenishment for the USCGC Ingham.  Ingham Cutter File, USCG Historian's Office

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "THE HOOKUP -- Boatswain's Mate Second Class Steve Jimmerfield of Prineville, Ore., races from beneath the big Navy helicopter after hooking up the cargo net for return to the supply ship." [Photo taken from on board the USCGC Taney.]

U.S. Navy Photo; Release No. 60-69; no date; photographer unknown

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Gunfire Support."  USCGC Campbell Cruise Book, Vietnam, 1967-1968, page 51.
A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "'A thorn between two roses.'"

USCGC Owasco (WHEC-39): A Pictorial History of Its Deployment to Southeast Asia--Viet Nam During 1968-1969, page 26.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Naval Gunfire Support."

USCGC Klamath: Market Time Patrol [Cruise Book], page 62.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "378-ft. USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720)."

Coast Guard Photo No. 1CGD 4/69; April, 1969; Ken Mather, PHC, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720): Sherman's boarding team assisted by a South Vietnamese Officer search a coastal fishing junk."

No ID number, no date, photographer unknown. [Taken from CGC Sherman Cutter File, USCG Historian's Office.]

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720): Sherman's doctor and a South Vietnamese corpsman at a medical Civil Action Patrol in a small Vietnamese village."

No ID number, no date, photographer unknown. [Taken from CGC Sherman file, USCG Historian's Office.]

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Aerial view of USCGC Dallas departing Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, after commissioning."

Coast Guard Photo; 06-11-68 (1); Lee, photographer.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. USCGC Dallas's 5-inch/38

No caption; no ID number; no date; photographer unknown.  [Taken from CGC Dallas file, USCG Historian's Office.]

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "INCHOP."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 17.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "NAVAL GUNFIRE SUPPORT."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 20.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. SURFACE ACTION AGAIN: Enemy Trawler engaged and sunk."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 56.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "COMBAT AWARDS: Recipients of awards for the sinking of the first enemy trawler."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 55.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "FIRST USO SHOW: In Dec. 1970, we were invited to come alongside the LST TOM GREEN COUNTY to view a USO Christmas show, starring the Colorado Kappa Pickers from Colorado State University."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 27.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Coast Guard Squadron II." [All were transferred to South Vietnam.]

Coast Guard Photo No. 14CGD 041972 10; Release date 27 April 1972; photographer unknown.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "WELCOME HOME: Welcome back to the Bay RUSH."

Coast Guard Cutter Rush Vietnam Cruise Book [1970-1971], page 82.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Last Stop: 'Will eleven o'clock ever come?'  Yes, eleven o'clock did come and with it came the WINONA--home after ten tedious months, having completed her overseas tour.  Helicopters and seaplanes buzzing overhead while tugs spewed water from their fire monitors went all but unnoticed as families and friends anxiously awaited reunions.  On her third approach lines were put out, drawn up taut, secured and a six-gun salute finalized her 'Welcome Home.'"

United States Coast Guard Cutter Winona; January-November 1968 [Vietnam Cruise Book], page 64.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "USCGC Bering Strait."

No number, no date, photographer unknown. [Taken from CGC Bering Strait" file, USCG Historian's Office.]

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "South China Sea, the USCGC Bering Strait (WHEC-382) underway off the coast of Subic Bay, Philippines."

U.S. Navy Photo; Y0885-10-70; 4 October 1970; PH2 Chandler, USN, photographer.

A photo of the Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Vietnamese Navy officers and CPOs board their new ship [the cutter Bering Strait, which was transferred to the South Vietnamese Navy on 1 January 1971]."

U.S. Navy Photo; no number; no date [1 Jan 1971?]; PO1c Ed Foote, USN, photographer.

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