Coastal Squadron 1 - Patrol Areas (North to South)

CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
12 - DaNang 1A - Enfield Cobra Alpha DMZ south to Cua Viet river Newsboy India + hull number DaNang - "Article"
Coastal Zone I 1A1 - Enfield Cobra Victor - WPB (DaNang) USCG information   when afloat - "Impair"
  1B - Enfield Cobra Bravo Only used when PCF's were based in Cua Viet river    
  1C - Enfield Cobra Charlie Cua Viet river to south of Wonder Beach Causeway   General Call Sign to
  1CM -  Enfield Cobra Charlie Mike Tam My north to position off the city of Hue   ALL boats - "Clamor"
  1C - Enfield Cobra Yankee - WPB (DaNang) USCG information    
  1D - Enfield Cobra Delta Tan My south to    
  1DM - Enfield Cobra Delta Mike bottom of Delta area south of Chou Mein Point    
  1E - Enfield Cobra Echo Mui DaNang south to Monkey Mountain    
  1EN - Enfield Cobra Echo November Chou Mein Point to DaNang Harbor entrance - Night    
  1F - Enfield Cobra Foxtrot Mui DaNang south to Marble Mountain    
  1FM - Enfield Cobra Foxtrot Mike Marble Mountain to entrance to Cua Dai River    
  1FN - Enfield Cobra Foxtrot November Monkey Mountain south to Marble Mountain - Night    
  1G - Enfield Cobra Gulf Cua Dai river to Xray "C"    
  1R - Combat Crew + hull number Cua Dai river patrols    
  1X - Enfield Cobra Xray MSL/PGM when assigned to I Corps    
  1Y - Enfield Cobra Yankee MSO/ADG when assigned to I Corps    
  1Z - Enfield Cobra Zulu DD/DER when assigned to I Corp - gunfire support    
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
16 - Chu Lai 2C - Same Drink Charlie north from Chu Lai harbor entrance to Xray "C" Home Plate + hull number DaNang - "Article"
Coastal Zone I 2D - Same Drink Delta Chu Lai harbor entrance to Mui Nam Tram   when afloat - "Impair"
  2DM - Same Drink Delta Mike Mui Nam Tram to Tip of Batangan Peninsula    
  2DN - Same Drink Delta November Batangan Peninsula to mouth of river to Quang Ngai    
  2D - Same Drink Romeo - WPB (DaNang) USCG information    
  2E - Same Drink Echo mouth of river to Quang Ngai to Camp Desoto    
  2S - Same Drink Sierra - WPB (DaNang) USCG information    
  2Z - Same Drink Zulu DD/DER when assigned to I Corp - gunfire support    
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
15 - Qui Nhon 3A - Rice Twigs Alpha     Qui Nhon - "Flashy"
Coastal Zone II 3B - Rice Twigs Bravo      
  3C - Rice Twigs Charlie      
  3CM - Rice Twigs Charlie Mike      
  3C - Rice Twigs Tango - WPB (DaNang) USCG information    
  3D - Rice Twigs Delta      
  3DM - Rice Twigs Delta Mike      
  3D - Rice Twigs Sierra - WPB (DaNang) USCG information    
  3E - Rice Twigs Echo      
  3F - Rice Twigs Foxtrot      
  3G - Rice Twigs Gulf      
  3H - Rice Twigs Hotel      
  3I - Rice Twigs India Tuy Hoa area    
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
14 - Cam Ranh 4B - Inky Bites Bravo     Nha Trang - "Halo Shampoo"
Coastal Zone II 4C - Inky Bites Charlie Cape Varella to South tip of Hon Gom peninsula    
  4D - Inky Bites Delta South Hong Gom peninsula to Southeast tip of Hon Heo peninsula and Van Phong Bay    
  4E - Inky Bites Echo South Hon Heo to South of Nha Trang and Hon Tre Island including Nha Phu Bay    
  4F - Inky Bites Foxtrot South of Nha Trang to South tip of Cam Ranh peninsula    
  4G - Inky Bites Golf South tip of Cam Ranh to Hon Do/point east of Phan Rang   
  4H - Inky Bites Hotel Hon Do/point East of Phan Rang to Mui Dinh including Phan Rang    
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
13 - Cat Lo 5B - Mushy Couple Bravo   Elbow Golf + hull number Vung Tau - "Sepia"
Coastal Zone II 5C - Mushy Couple Charlie Just South of Mui Dinh to Pointe Lagan including Ca Na, Tuy Phong (Normally patrolled by COSDIV 14 PCF) changed to
  5D - Mushy Couple Delta

Point Lagan to Point Guio including Phan Ri

(Normally patrolled by COSDIV 14 PCF) "Wisdom Tooth"
  5E - Mushy Couple Echo     in 1970
  5F - Mushy Couple Foxtrot   patrolled by either PCF or WPB  
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
13 - Cat Lo 6A - Swinging Kingdom Alpha Bassac River Patrol - mouth of the river - WPB (Cat Lo) USCG information  
Coastal Zone III 6B - Swinging Kingdom Bravo Bassac River Patrol - Bin Thui to far side Dong Island Woolworth Bravo + hull number  
  6C - Swinging Kingdom Charlie Bassac River Patrol - Bin Thui to end of PBR AO    
  6??? - Swinging Kingdom Whiskey USNsupport LST assigned to "Operation SeaLords"  

"Arouse"

  6E - Perky Beer Echo Tip of Mui Vung Tau to area off Vung Tau Beaches    
  6F -Perky Beer Foxtrot Mouths of  Soi Rap, Dong Tranh, Cua Tieu and Cua Doi rivers    
  6FN - Perky Beer Foxtrot November 6F additional boat - allowed 6F area to be split at night    
  6F1 and 2 - Perky Beer Foxtrot 1 and 2 River Patrol Areas near old French Fort in Soi Rap River and the Vam Co Dong - 3 1/2 day patrols    
  6G1 and 2 - Perky Beer Gulf 1 and 2 River Patrol Areas in Ham Luong River, 3 1/2 day patrols    
  6H1, 2 and 3 - Perky Beer Hotel 1, 2 and 3 River Patrol Areas in Co Chein River, 3 1/2 day patrols    
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
Coastal Zone III 7B - Scrappy Jaguar Bravo      
  7C - Scrappy Jaguar Charlie      
  7D - Scrappy Jaguar Delta      
  7E - Scrappy Jaguar Echo      
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
Coastal Zone IV 8B - Witty Poet Bravo ?Cau Mau area?    
  8C - Witty Poet Charlie      
  8D - Witty Poet Delta      
  8E - Witty Poet Echo      
         
CosDiv - Site Patrol Area - Call Sign Patrol Area - Limits Local OPS Area Call sign CSC - Call Sign
11 - An Thoi 9B - Free Serpent Bravo   Abby November + hull number An Thoi - "Barbados"
Coastal Zone IV 9C - Free Serpent Charlie      
  9D - Free Serpent Delta      
  9D1 - Free Serpent Delta One

Gulf of Thailand Special Market Time Operation Area 1 Jan 70-20 Feb 70 - CTU 115.4.1

   
  9E - Free Serpent Echo      
  9E1 - Free Serpent Echo One

Gulf of Thailand Special Market Time Operation Area 1 Jan 70-20 Feb 70 - CTU 115.4.1

   
  9F - Free Serpent Foxtrot      
  9F1 - Free Serpent Foxtrot One

Gulf of Thailand Special Market Time Operation Area 1 Jan 70-20 Feb 70 - CTU 115.4.1

   
  9G - Free Serpent Golf      
  9G1 - Free Serpent Golf One

Gulf of Thailand Special Market Time Operation Area 1 Jan 70-20 Feb 70 - CTU 115.4.1

   
  9H - Free Serpent Hotel      
  9H1 - Free Serpent Hotel One

Gulf of Thailand Special Market Time Operation Area 1 Jan 70-20 Feb 70 - CTU 115.4.1

   
  9J - Free Serpent Juliet Top of Phu Quoc Island    
  9K - Free Serpent Kilo Top of Phu Quoc Island    

Note: When two PCF's were assigned to the same sub-area, the boat with the highest hull number would add MIKE to the sub-area call sign.

 

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From the official US Coast Guard Historical Monograph Program


In early April 1965, the Secretary of the Navy asked the Secretary of the Coast Guard about the availability of inshore patrol boats and on the 29th of April 1965, USCG Squadron 1 was formed.  Twelve (12) days later seventeen (17) WPB's were loaded on board ships bound for Subic Bay, Republic of the Phillipines.  Meanwhile, their crews were being trained in Coronado, California.  They met their boats in Subic Bay and then sailed them across the South China Sea to their new bases in South Vietnam.


The boats were broken into two (2) divisions, #12 (9 boats) left for DaNang on the 16th of July 1965 while division #11 (8 boats) left for An Thoi 11 days later.  They were under the control of Task Force 71 briefly, then switching to the new Task Force 115.  On the 29th of October 1965, the Secretary of the Navy, after reviewing the records of the DaNang and An Thoi divisions, decided that another division was needed in the middle of the country and division #13, at Cat Lo, was formed on the 18th of February 1966 with nine (9) additional boats.

Left Subic Bay, for An Thoi, on 27 July, 1965

DIVISION 11

Turned over to VNN

Point BANKS - WPB 82327

26 May 1970

Point CLEAR - WPB 82315

15 September 1969

Point COMFORT - WPB 82317

17 November 1969

Point GARNET - WPB 82310

16 May 1969

Point GLOVER - WPB 82307

14 February 1970

Point GREY - WPB 82324

14 July 1970

Point MARONE - WPB 82331

15 August 1070

Point MAST - WPB 82316

16 June 1970

Point YOUNG - WPB 82303

16 March 1970

Left Subic Bay, for DaNang, on 16 July, 1965

DIVISION 12

Turned over to VNN

Point ARDEN - WPB 82309

14 February 1970

Point CAUTION - WPB 82301

29 April 1970

Point DUME - WPB 82325

14 February 1970

Point ELLIS - WPB 82330

9 December 1969

Point GAMMON - WPB 82328

11 November 1969

Point LOMAS - WPB 82321

26 May 1970

Point ORIENT - WPB 82319

14 July 1970

Point WELCOME - WPB82329

29 April 1970

Left Subic Bay, for Cat Lo, 18 February, 1966

DIVISION 13

Turned over to VNN

Point CYPRESS - WPB 82326

15 August 1970

Point GRACE - WPB 82323

19 June 1970

Point HUDSON - WPB 82322

11 December 1970

Point JEFFERSON - WPB 82306

21 February 1970

Point KENNEDY - WPB 82320

16 March 1970

Point LEAGUE - WPB 82304

16 May 1969

Point PARTRIDGE - WPB 82305

27 March 1970

Point SLOCUM - WPB 82313

11 December 1969

Point WHITE - WPB 82308

12 January 1970

USCG SQUADRON ONE Statistics

Miles Cruised 4,215,116
Vessels Detected 838,299
Vessels Boarded 236,396
Vessels Inspected 283,527
NGFS Missions conducted 4,461
Personnel detained 10,286
Enemy KIA/WIA 1,055
USCG KIA 7
USCG WIA 59
Vessels damaged/destroyed 1,811
Structures damaged/destroyed 4,727

 

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