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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat

 
 
PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat Marker
Inscription.
Specifications:
Hull: Fiberglass
Beam: 11’ – 8”
Length: 31’ – 11”
Weight: 18,000 lbs
Speed: 35 knots
Engines: Two Detroit V350 Marine Diesel
Jet Pumps: Two Jacuzzi’s at 10,000 Gals/Min
Armament: Forward – Twin 50 cal. Machine Guns
      Center – One M60 7.62 cal. and One 30 mm Grenade Launcher
      Aft – One 50 cal. Machine Gun
      Other – M16, M79, 38 & 45 cal. Pistols

The Mark II was designed for combat use in shallow inland waterways. The job of these small but heavily armed boats was interdiction of supplies and troops from North Vietnam. These units were all volunteers. They had the highest naval casualty rate and also the most decorated naval units in the war.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 52.82′ N, 74° 2.414′ W. Marker was in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker was at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location
PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat and Marker
. Seehund (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Kaiten Type II (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol (a few steps from this marker); Submariners Memorial (a few steps from this marker); USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (a few steps from this marker); Polaris A-1 Missle (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Regarding PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat. The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, VietnamWaterways & Vessels
 
PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2017
4. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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