Destroyers, such as the USS Ingersoll, the USS Barry, and the USS John Young are in the region. Each destroyer carries a crew of and most are capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles. These fast warships help safeguard larger ships in a fleet.
Under operation Market Time U. Navy Destroyer Escorts were used to interdict coastal infiltration from North Vietnam. Destroyer Escort the USS CAMP, was transferred to the Vietnamese Navy in February 1971 and was renamed Tran Hung Dao.