PBR Mk II boat on display.

Length: 31 feet
Beam: 11 feet, 9 inches
Displacement: 9 tons
Speed: 35 knots
Armament: Three .50-cal machine guns (two twinned, one single), one M60A machine gun and one MK-79 grenade launcher

National Vietnam War Museum
3400 North Tanner Road
Orlando, FL 32826-3433
(407) 601-2864
Fax: (407) 601-2864
Email: [email protected]
Latitude: 28.5906371272, Longitude: -81.1718763675
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The PBR (Patrol Boat River) formed the cornerstone of U.S. Navy strategy during the Vietnam War. At the height of the American involvement, over 290 of these remarkably versatile craft patrolled the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta. They performed a variety of missions: the interdiction of weapons, supplies and troops coming from North Vietnam, searches and seizures of contraband and the extremely difficult and dangerous insertion and extraction of U.S. Navy Seal units. PBRs, affectionately referred to as "Proud, Brave, Reliable" by their crews, earned the respect of friend and foe alike. Men of these units sustained some of the war's highest casualty rates and were also some of the most decorated. The National Vietnam War Museum's boat is a salute to the men of the Brown Water Navy.

PBR Mk II boat in Vietnam.
PBR Mk II of the same type in Vietnam, ca. 1968-1969, author unknown.
PBR Forces Veterans Association, Inc.

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