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Iranian Gunboat

Operation Earnest Will

— National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum —

 
 
Iranian Gunboat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2021
1. Iranian Gunboat Marker
Inscription.  This Iranian gunboat, Swedish made and armed with Russian weapons, is one of two boats recovered by SEALs during Operation Earnest Will in the Persian Gulf [1987-1988]. One boat was recovered adrift following a brief surface engagement. This boat was sunk in an air-to-surface engagement, then recovered from a depth of over 100 feet by the SEALs. After being used for training by Special Boat Squadron One, Coronado, California, the boat was sent here for display.
 
Erected by National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, ColdWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1987.
 
Location. 27° 29.693′ N, 80° 18.034′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierce, Florida, in St. Lucie County. Marker can be reached from Florida Route A1A, 0.3 miles south of Jackson Way, on the right when traveling north. Located within the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3251 Florida A1A, Fort Pierce FL 34949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apollo Space Capsule (here, next to this marker); IUWG-1 Veterans KIA Memorial
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(a few steps from this marker); LCP[L] Landing Craft Personnel [Large] (a few steps from this marker); PBR - Patrol Boat River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named PBR - Patrol Boat River (within shouting distance of this marker); Naked Warrior Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Naked Warrior Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Never Out of the Fight (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierce.
 
Also see . . .  Operation Earnest Will. (Submitted on November 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Iranian Gunboat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2021
2. Iranian Gunboat Marker
Iranian Gunboat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2021
3. Iranian Gunboat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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