www.warboats.org Enjoy this comprehensive collection of information on the combatant craft or "Warboats" serving from before WW1 to the present day around the world. Sponsored by Combatant Craft of America, This project started in late 2000 in a conversation about how to capture the history of the boats and the men that served aboard them around the world.  more...
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Warboat History

NSW Boat Units


Combatant Craft of America

Early Torpedo Boats Boat Support Units  

Visit our first boat. She is the ex Coast Guard Cutter 83527. She is a 1944, 83' Wheeler with a colorful history. Visit our progress @www.cg83527.org
World War I Coastal River Squadrons Quicklink to Boats
World War II Boats Special Boat Units Contact Us
Korean War Boats Special Boat Teams Modelers
Vietnam War Boats SWCC Links
      Vietnam Ordnance NSW Unit Alumni Roster Updates
Other Conflicts Other Stuff Books
Desert Storm Soviet Union Vessels Readers Questions
Iraqi Freedom New Vessels Donate to Website

Your service as Combatant Craft Crewman in Naval Special Warfare was indeed special. Do you miss the comradeship and sense of belonging? 
only search www.warboats.org

The Boats of Warboats.org. This site is dedicated to displaying warboats new and old on Facebook.

On Dec 8 2012 at Coronado NAB a small group of Boatguys and three advisors gathered to form the long talked about Combatant Craft Crewman Association or CCCA.  The NEW website is hosted HERE


Warboats.org Forum

Added with the purpose to reveal the
history of small military boats in actions around the world. We discuss their past use and future selection.
Special Announcement

 Were you awarded The Bronze Star Medal, in country, Read Here

Visit this new outlet for
Dirty Boat Gear.

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Cool Picture of the Month -
CPOTM Archive Here

  What's new at Warboats.org ?

●EN2 Ed Mann -The Detachment that did two Conflicts in one Deployment. or SBU-24
●Added Jim Thomas - The First 3 Swiftboats in Vietnam.
●Added Bill Hansen SBU-13 Kuwait Memories.
●Added huge Dennis Brown MST-2 photo collection.
●Added The Boats of Warboats.org Facebook page link.
Link to
new CCCA  Website

Added a STABRON20 History Video
Added the History of STABRON20.
Photos from EN3 Ray Golden MST-2 Det Delta
EN1 William S. Redmond - History and photos.
Special Announcement from James Born.
On Dec 8 2012  the long discussed Combatant Craft Crewman Association was formed     More Details Here
SUDDEN IMPACT INJURIES - documents on the effects of impact injuries from High Speed Boats.
●Added Elcie Luckett - 1970 STAB photos
●Added Mac Barrow - Early Junk Patrols
●Added Facebook link
Tim Sammons CRD-21/PTF-17 link added HERE
Added the Mal Fisk copper coated SEAFOX story.
●HUGE SBU-26/HPU photo collection from Ray Ashcraf
●Capt. Pete Wikul SEAL Ret. speaks out about 1987 operations during Operation Ernest Will and the attack on the Barge Hercules by Iran.
Video clips of PTF-24 in San Diego.
Declassified history of the PTF in Vietnam added to MST-1.
Added new SBU-12 story from Steve Chance.
Added new photos of PTF-22 on the rocks
50 new SBU-12 photo from Tim Sanchez.
SBU-XI Reunion info added HERE
Added a huge list of VA related contact and website information.
Added new Vietnam Page and 4 new Stoner Brown Water Navy articles
Added "The Best Kept Secret" by Tom Stanley, GMG-2, SBU-20
Added photos and notes from Rodger Berley EN1 and Jack Birge from BSU-1
Many new photos added see UPDATES
SBT-22 story in Popular Mechanics, Smoke on the Water
SBU-11 legend "Doc" O'Boyle on Last Patrol
 SBU-12 photos Tim Curry, GMC, SWCC.
CRD-13 photo from Big SKI. 
Naval Special Warfare Operational Support Group redesignated.
BSU-1 Weapons Test, David Goff, BSU-1
The Beginning, Life in the Locks, Why SBU-26 was the Best  Howie Nash, SBU-26
Bill Sherrill CDR USN, Retired - article on SBU-12 Maintenance and Handling
The Maritime Executive - Patrol Boats: Plugging the Smallest Holes in Port Security

John Staehle, MST-2 Letter
PTF-13 Weapons Test update - BSU-1
Craig Chapman SBU-12  and SBUDET1 photos from around the world.
Bob Lindahn  story of MST-1 photos of Typhoon Ester and the PTF Damage.
John Rapp MST-2 Photos Added
Original SWCC Instructors identified" See it here
● "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back" See it here
Lee Wahler's New Vessels button
The Early Torpedo Boats

Born on the Bayou - SBU-22
SBT-12 Conducts MEATS
Strawbridge MST-2 Vinh Long
Pete Frede
with SBU-13 photo history section.
SBU-13 Short Fuze Reunion Dec 1, 2007 at NAB Coronado a Success.

SBT-12 Pulls Together to Help Evacuees of San Diego Fires
Added the SOC-R boat.
Can you add some history?
MST-2 on MST-2 Helo Lifting in 1966
SBU-13 History
- Operation Northern Hawk and Ground Swell
Zippo and Douche boat History added.
New history from Bill Burr photos to WWII Crashboats.
CRD-11/SBU-11 Reunion, Sept - 29, 2007 Announced
Orders to Vietnam from Witmeyer
Video of the PTF Base at DaNang
New Section on NSWG-4 added.
Video clip of the PT-658
underway in the Willamette River, Portland, OR July - 2006
ex PTF rider returns from Vietnam with 2005 Photos of the PTF Base at DaNang. Photos of Soviet OSSA II Guided Missile Boats.
Life with the Yabutas, by Tim Johnson

Visit a link to a journalists 1966 photo album from Vietnam
Loaded  the NavShips Boats and Small Craft technical manual.
Added more photos of WPB and PHM
Bill Hellman discusses the SEAFOX
Bill Moreo shares his LSSC history.

Added Stories and Specs on the 85' Crashboat
Old All Hands Magazine - issues on line for viewing
Great new photos of boats in Iraq

          more what's new in updates....

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Boat Support Unit - ONE was originally established by CNO on 1 February 1964 as a component command of Naval Operations Support Groups, Pacific.
Its mission was to administer the newly reinstated PTF (Patrol Torpedo Fast) Boat program and to operate high-speed craft in support of Naval Special Warfare Operations. Read the history and view shipmate photos here.
If you have history, photos, questions or just rants, contact one of the following:

Robert "Bob" Stoner, GMCM(SW)(Ret.) for BSU and MST History Info: robertstoner@warboats.org

James "Jim" Thomas, ENC (Ret.) for Shipmate (alumni) names and historical tidbits:  jamesthomas@warboats.org

GMCM James "Jim" Gray (SWCC) Ret. for CRD, SBU & SWCC: jamesgray@warboats.org

Lee Wahler, Retired LCDR SWO and former PBR Patrol Officer for the NEW VESSELS section. (Shown here on a new Mini-ATC bound for Columbia)

Dan Withers, former ETN-3, USS Stoddard, DD-566 and warboats.org webmaster.

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Vietnam Unit Memorial

At the
Naval Amphibious Base ,
 Coronado, CA.

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"Maintain the Boats".
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