|WDE||487||Coast Guard Destroyer Escort|
|DER||387||Destroyer Escort Radar Picket|
Operation Market Time (Task Force 115) patrolled the coastal waters of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1970. The primary vessels used within 10 miles of the coast were U.S. Navy PCFs (patrol craft fast) or Swift Boats, U.S. Coast Guard WPBs (cutters) and U.S. Navy MSCs (mine sweeper coastal).
Larger Market Time vessels used to
patrol further out to sea included PGMs (high speed
gunboats), WHECs (Coast Guard high-endurance cutters) as
well as DERs (radar picket escort ships) and MSOs (mine
sweeper ocean). Additional craft included LSTs (landing
ship, tank) and various aircraft. In late 1968 some Swift
Boats joined with PBRs (patrol boat river) from Operation
Game Warden and vessels from the Mobile Riverine Forces
in carrying out aggressive operations on rivers and
canals. This was known as Operation Sea Lord.
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