Operation Game Warden

Operation Game Warden, Task force 116, was an operation to deny Viet Cong access to the resources in the Mekong Delta which was conceived of in December 1965.

River Patrol Force Dispositions

* River Division 51 Can Tho / Binh Thuy
* River Division 52 Sa Dec (later Vinh Long)
* River Division 53 My Tho
* River Division 54 Nha Be River
* River Division 55 Danang

Support Ships 1966

* USS Belle Grove (LSD-2)
* USS Comstock (LSD-19)
* USS Tortuga (LSD-26)
* USS Floyd County (LST-762)
* USS Jennings County (LST-846)

Support Ships 1967-1968

* USS Garrett County (LST-786)
* USS Harnett County (LST-821)
* USS Hunterdon County (LST-838)
* USS Jennings County (LST-846)

During the Vietnam War, Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam (COMNAVFORV) was responsible for securing the many rivers and canals that wound their way through the lush, tropical landscape of South Vietnam. In Operation Game Warden, Navy river patrol boats (PBR) organized as Task Force 116 (known as the "brown water navy") moved along the major rivers of the Mekong Delta and further north near Hue. The mission of these units was to deny the enemy use of the waterways for transporting guerrillas and supplies.