U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary for May 1969
NAVAL FORCES VIETNAM FPO SAN FRANCISCO 96626
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Normal operations continued in each SEA LORDS campaign during a month of generally lower levels of enemy activity. The number of enemy contacts fell off noticeably, especially those initiated by hostile fire. Units of the Mobile Riverine Force, Coastal Surveillance Force, and River Patrol Force along with Vietnamese Navy river craft and coastal units conducted interdiction patrols and ambushes as well as many combined operations with ground and air forces in the Giant Slingshot, Barrier Reef, and Tran Hung Dao campaigns. River patrol craft continued interdiction and pacification operations on inland waterways northeast and southeast of Rach Gia and coastal patrols in the shallow waters of Rach Gia in the Search Turn campaign. Numerous river raids and patrols on the rivers and canals of southern Ca Mau Pennisula and along the mouths of the Mekong were conducted by Swift boats of the Coastal Surveillance Force as the MARKET TIME RAIDER campaign remained in high gear. Operations included Giant Slingshot, Bushwack, Barrier Reef, and Sea Tiger.
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Unconventional Warfare