Aerial views of Cam Rahn Bay and vicinity during the Vietnam War
Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam Date:1967 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Aerial view of an LKA (Amphibious cargo Ship) with barge at her starboard side, in extremely calm waters of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Several fast-moving 15 foot Boston Whaler (Skimmer) boats are seen crossing the bay. (Note: Such boats were assigned to Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, Western Pacific Detachment, AKA, IUWG-1 WESTPAC DET. The first 4 Skimmers arrived in country on January 3, 1967 and were assigned to Unit 2 at Cam Ranh Bay. Reportedly, the one seen armed with the M60 machine gun, is boat # 72.) Aerial views of the coastline, with shoals, are seen, and a freighter anchored in the bay, surrounded by barges. On a promontory overlooking the bay, are seen buildings and a lookout and searchlight tower, that are part of the Harbor Entrance Control Post (HECP).
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