|PBR (Patrol Boat Riverine)
|United States Navy United States Army Republic of Vietnam Navy
What happened to all the PBR boats?
Most of the 418 Mark II PBRs constructed by Uniflite went to Vietnam. A number of the boats were also sold to foreign navies, including the Philippines navy, or to domestic police forces. A Philippines navy PBR appeared as a U.S. Navy PBR in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now.
What were PBR boats made of?
Patrol Boats, Riverine (PBR)
To combat the Viet Cong guerillas disrupting communications and supplies in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy utilized small fiberglass hull boats designated Patrol Boat, Riverine (PBR).