Operations – Coastal Vietnam

The Viet Cong used trawlers, junks and other civilian watercraft in the Mekong Delta to smuggle large amounts of arms and other supplies to insurgents in the south. Operation Game Warden and Operation Market Time were joint efforts in 1965 and 1966 by the U.S. Navy and South Vietnamese Navy to interdict Viet Cong supplies and ammunition traveling through the Mekong Delta region. PBRs (River Patrol Boats) were used extensively for this purpose, and were a familiar sight as Taylor went about her business in the Delta. Now and then Taylor also assisted small boats laden with North Vietnamese refugees bound for freedom in the south.