December 30, 1970 : U.S. Navy transfers some responsibility to South Vietnamese

Introduction

The South Vietnamese Navy receives 125 U.S. vessels in a ceremony marking the end of the U.S. Navy’s four-year role in inland waterway combat. This brings the total number of vessels turned over to the South Vietnamese Navy to 650. About 17,000 Americans remained with the South Vietnamese Navy in shore positions and as advisers aboard South Vietnamese vessels. The transfer of inland waterway combat responsibility was part of President Nixon’s Vietnamization program, in which the war effort was transferred to the South Vietnam so U.S. troops could be withdrawn.

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December 30, 1970 : U.S. Navy transfers some responsibility to South Vietnamese

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    History.com Staff

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    2009

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    December 30, 1970 : U.S. Navy transfers some responsibility to South Vietnamese

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  • Access Date

    December 15, 2017

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