Thai Navy Ships, January 1970:
Photographs taken below Bangkok.

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SUKOTHAI (Thai armored gunboat, 1929-1971)

Photographed in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92653

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SUKOTHAI (Thai armored gunboat, 1929-1971)

Photographed in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Not at NHHC, similar to NH 92653

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SUKOTHAI (Thai armored gunboat, 1929-1971)

Photographed in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Not at NHHC, similar to NH 92653

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SUKOTHAI (Thai armored gunboat, 1929-1971)

Photographed in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92654

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SUKOTHAI (Thai armored gunboat, 1929-1971)

Photographed in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Not at NHHC, similar to NH 92654

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DHONBURI (Thai coast defense ship, 1938-1967)

This view, taken from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River in January 1970, shows the bridge, foremast, and forward 8" turret of this ship as mounted ashore at the Naval Cadet Academy at Paknam after the ship was sold for scrap in 1967. She had been sunk by the French in 1941, raised by the Japanese, and subsequently used as a non-operational headquarters and training ship at Bang Na Naval Base.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92655

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DHONBURI (Thai coast defense ship, 1938-1967)

This view, taken from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River in January 1970, shows the bridge, foremast, and forward 8" turret of this ship as mounted ashore at the Naval Cadet Academy at Paknam after the ship was sold for scrap in 1967. She had been sunk by the French in 1941, raised by the Japanese, and subsequently used as a non-operational headquarters and training ship at Bang Na Naval Base.

Photo No: Not at NHHC, similar to NH 92655

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TRAD (Thai torpedo boat, 1935-1976)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the small torpedo boats KLONGYAI (#1) and KANTANG (#3, number not visible).

Photo No: Replaces NH 92656

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TRAD (Thai torpedo boat, 1935-1976)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the small torpedo boats KLONGYAI (#1) and KANTANG (#3, number not visible).

Photo No: Not at NHHC, similar to NH 92656

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TRAD (Thai torpedo boat, 1935-1976)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the small torpedo boats KLONGYAI (#1) and KANTANG (#3, number not visible).

Photo No: Not at NHHC, related to NH 92656

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TRAD (Thai torpedo boat, 1935-1976)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the small torpedo boats KLONGYAI (#1) and KANTANG (#3, number not visible).

Photo No: Replaces NH 92657

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PHUKET (Thai torpedo boat, 1935-1976)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard is the Thai-built patrol boat T-91, launched in 1968.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92658

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T-91 (Thai patrol boat, 1968)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. T-91 is alongside the torpedo boat PHUKET (1935-1976).

Photo No: Replaces NH 92659

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T-18 (Thai motor gunboat, 1970)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. T-16, T-17 and T-18, still wearing their U.S. hull numbers PGM-115, 116 and 117, had just been commissioned in the Thai navy when this photo was taken. The ship behind T-18 is probably T-16, and the larger ship behind both is the torpedo boat CHUMPORN.

Photo No: Not at NHHC, related to NH 92660

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T-18 (Thai motor gunboat, 1970)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. T-16, T-17 and T-18, still wearing their U.S. hull numbers PGM-115, 116 and 117, had just been commissioned in the Thai navy when this photo was taken. The ship behind T-18 is probably T-16, and the larger ship behind both is the torpedo boat CHUMPORN.

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CHUMPORN (Thai torpedo boat, 1937-1976)

Photographed from the starboard bridge wing of USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the motor gunboats T-18 and (probably) T-16, still wearing their U.S. hull numbers.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92661

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CHAO PHRAYA (Thai training ship, 1919)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard is the motor gunboat T-17, still wearing her U.S. hull number PGM-116. Chao Phraya was the former British minesweeper HAVANT, purchased in 1922 and still in use in 1981.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92662

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T-17 (Thai motor gunboat, 1970)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Still wearing her U.S. hull number, this ship had just been commissioned into the Thai navy. She is alongside the ancient training ship Chao Phraya, ex HMS HAVANT.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92663

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CHAO PHRAYA (Thai training ship, 1919)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard is the motor gunboat T-17, still wearing her U.S. hull number PGM-116. Chao Phraya was the former British minesweeper HAVANT, purchased in 1922 and still in use in 1981.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92664

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BANGPAKONG (Thai corvette, circa 1943)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Built as HMS BURNET, she served as the Indian GONDWANA until sold to Thailand in 1947. She was still listed in 1981.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92665

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CHULA (Thai tanker, circa 1944)

This Japanese war built tanker can be distinguished from her sister MATRA by her square-cut stern and the position of her flagstaff. MATRA is moored ahead of her. Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92666

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MATRA (Thai tanker, circa 1944)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970, with the patrol craft CGC-15 alongside. MATRA can be distinguished from her sister CHULA by her rounded stern and the position of her flagstaff.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92667

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CGC-15 (Thai patrol craft, 1954)

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. Alongside the tanker MATRA. She was later named T-83.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92668

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Thai Naval Craft

Photographed from USS BRADLEY (FF-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. From the right to left are the YO SAMIT (or PLOED), the YOG SAMUI, and the LCU ARDANG and PHETRA. The ship beyond the two LCUs is unidentified.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92669

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Thai Yard Oiler

This ship is either SAMIT (built 1967) or PLOED. Built in Thailand, they were not very successful. Photographed from the USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92670

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SAMUI (Thai YOG, 1944)

Ex USS YOG-60, a yard gasoline tanker acquired soon after World War II. Photographed from USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92671

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THAI LCUs

Photographed from the USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970. ARDANG (LCU-3) and PHETRA (LCU-4) are former U.S. LCT-6 type ships acquired soon after World War II.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92672

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Thai Government Ship

This unidentified ship, which appears to be a research vessel, was photographed from the USS BRADLEY (DE-1041) in the Chao Phraya River just below Bangkok in January 1970.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92673

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