In the Vietnam War, the enemy utilized the many waterways of the country to move supplies. In an effort to stop the flow of munitions and other critical reinforcements, Americans began to use the gunboat -- small, fast, and easy to maneuver. Veterans who were crewmen on board these vessels recount their experiences during night missions in Great Ships: Vietnam Gunboats, and viewers can see a restored ship, complete with weapons. Admiral Jerome King is the guest commentator, who tells of the crucial role played by gunboats, and why they were successful in thwarting enemy movements.
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