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PBR MARK II

PBR Mark II boat at the museum.

Length: 31 feet, 11 inches
Beam: 11 feet, 8 inches
Displacement: 9 tons
Speed: 35 knots
Armament: Three .50 caliber machine guns (two twinned, one single), one M60 7.62 caliber gun and one grenade launcher

Address:
Bellingham International Maritime Museum
800 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: (360) 592-4112
Fax: (360) 592-4112
http://www.bellinghammaritimemuseum.org/
Latitude: 48.7447488359, Longitude: -122.486610591
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The museum is located in the hometown of the former United Boatbuilders Company, and later Uniflite Corp. which manufactured the Mark I PBR gunboats and Mark II PBR gunboats during the period 1965 to 1977. The restoration workforce is entirely volunteer and includes veterans and former Uniflite employees and officers. Both PBR Mark I and PBR Mark II boats are on display.

The PBR Mark II was designed for combat use in shallow inland waterways. The job of these small but heavily armed boats was interdiction of supplies and troops from North Vietnam. These PBR squadrons had the highest casualty rates and were the most decorated of all naval units in the Vietnam War.

PBR Mark II boat number 110 underway.
PBR Mk I, PRB-110 of RivDiv 531 in Vietnam by Cecil H. Martin.

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