[1] U.S. Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In a single day, around 6000 Vietnamese were killed. Helped in the mining of Haiphong Harbor, (Operation Pocket Money, the mining campaign against principal. Time.com. The First Indochina War ended in a Viet Minh victory at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Last Known Activity On October 1, 1972, an explosion aboard the USS NEWPORT NEWS killed 20 of our shipmates. We have flares and Rockeye [cluster bombs] aboard,” Lieutenant (jg) William W. Pickavance of Attack Squadron 93 replied. <> Haiphong Vietnamese name Vietnamese: Hải Phòng : Hán Nôm: 海防: Haiphong is a city in the north of Vietnam. In April and May of 1972, the Nixon administration kindled a major controversy “when the president ordered the renewal of bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong (April 16) and the mining of Haiphong Harbor as well as other harbors and inland waterways in North Vietnam” [announced the evening of Monday, May 8]. endobj Author of "Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir." 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Now every operational Navy unit within a twenty-mile radius would hear his transmission in the blind: “Attention any Seventh Fleet aircraft in the vicinity of Haiphong,” Holloway announced on a special UHF Navy frequency reserved for such emergencies, “This is Blackbeard (Seventh Fleet Commanders’ personal call sign) on board USS Newport News with a shore bombardment force in Haiphong Harbor. Now, with the ceasefire signed, the mines had to be retrieved or destroyed and, as surface ships of Task Force 58 trailed a sweeping heli­copter into Haiphong on 17 June 1973, the end of “End Sweep”—a tedious, lengthy, and totally unglamorous job—was in sight. One such operation was Operation Lion's Den, or "The Battle of Haiphong Harbor". https://www.navalhistory.org/2011/08/27/naval-bombardment-into-the-lion%E2%80%99s-den, [2] Aircraft Carriers At War Chapter 17  By Admiral James L. Holloway III. (U.S. Navy) Date: December... Military History Quarterly Construction of the Hanoi-Haiphong Expressway (2015): As mentioned above, National Highway No. Learn how your comment data is processed. Battle of the Nile; Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 3 August 1804: Selected Naval Documents; Battlecruisers in the United States and the United Kingdom, 1902-1922. Naval Bombardment: Into the Lion’s Den. ��ZdCl��}�D:ҭB�VR��߳�*i�plr���;C�����'o�^?�o���gW����'/b�2�����G����X��L2�W��q���H|�/?������?z���WB8k�Gk�޺q�*y�ʄ����������7�j���2.o���_by�-.�e�������Y���9���_АW4�����3_�_f�w��%>�Q�;������xR#w�ɤ��'�c�g�Xɨ7�ϋ4 Later, intelligence analysts credited Newport News with destroying one boat, Rowan with damaging a second, and the A-7 with “possibly sinking” a third.[1][2]. We returned counter battery and kick the shit out of all of them. This exhibit had particular resonance for me, since I was serving as the CTF-75 Staff Cryptologist in USS … ��e�F��ۛ����E�P VS-35 (264 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article Pacific and participated in the Operation Pocket Money, the mining of Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. Mining of Haiphong Harbor. Four of the vessels which sailed out of North Vietnam's chief port during the last "daylight grace period" were Russian, two tankers and two freighters, the report said. 5 0 obj [2], Newport News ceased firing at 2333 and prepared to egress from the harbor. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Battle of the Paracel Islands was an engagement fought between the naval forces of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) in the Paracel Islands on January 19, 1974.. April [edit | edit source] April 27-May 2. But the closing of Haiphong Harbor during the critical days of the Easter Offensive of 1972 probably did more to turn the war in the favor of the United States than any other single operation. [1], Newport News swung hard to the starboard to unmask the battery and commence firing. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  endobj CIC then informed the bridge of two additional patrol boats 16,000 yards dead ahead. The majority of North Vietnam's imports arrive through the port of Haiphong, which is connected by railroad with Hanoi. Z�fN��*��+�_& In 1946, Ho Chi Minh tried to reach a negotiated peace settlement with the French. When a call came in from Providence about a possible fourth contact, Holloway told Zartman that he was going to call in air support. This young man was one of the twenty dead. Oct 31, 2016 - "Battle of Haiphong Harbor" : operation Linebacker, 1972. 11 0 obj Any aircraft in the area give me a call on guard. Operation Linebacker was the codename of a U.S. U.S. Nine ships took advantage of Nixon’s three-day warning and left Haiphong, while 27 vessels remained in the harbor for nearly a year. Coral Sea launched three A-6A and six A-7E aircraft loaded with mines and one EKA-3B in support of the mining operation directed against the outer approaches to Haiphong Harbor. endobj http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-93.htm. WASHINGTON (AP) --Five ships left Haiphong harbor before the U.S. mines outside it became active, the Pentagon reported Thursday. My journey from the Midwest to USS Rich (DD 820) in Vietnam. Within minutes, the contact appeared to be on fire. <>>> Laying mines, they withdrew and additional aircraft conducted similar missions over the next three days. Haiphong Incident. I have a Wilson Railed CQB. taken from USS Richard S. Edwards (DD 950). During the attacks, much of the … By Robert W. 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From June onwards, German officials and the Japanese Ambassador to Germany called for Japan to attack Siberia. [6] http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-93.htm. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. x��Yێ�F}`��ޖf����Ȍ�]��g���Eq,odR�����.$Ŧ�4d"Q��u9Uu� o~��{��㻷|�=xz�����5N�ӗۛ >џ��|�t���~���7��aGjT`�ɮ�L��L�3��R �*Ͷ�2�,:V��=&VQ�� `]�ʏ�o��s]|q��Pco�m���6-�U�l1-�d��� Change ). [3] Photo By PH2 Elvin House, U.S. Navy. HONOLULU, June 18—Under current plans, the Navy's re newed minesweeping in North Vietnamese waters will leave numerous deactivated mines at the bottom of Haiphong Harbor… For this purpose, he spent a few months in France meeting with high-level French officials. 8 0 obj <> A short period after cease fire, Combat Information Center (CIC) reported a surface target, designated Skunk Alpha, at 10,000 yards bearing 088 degrees, heading for Newport News at high speed.”[1], The P-6-class Soviet-manufactured fast patrol boat had waited to ambush Newport News in the vicinity of Ile de Norway. endobj Holloway cleared the two planes to attack. [5] Photo By CAPT Rex Settlemoir, USN (Ret.) All the battles on this Vietnam War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim told a … Retired from U.S. Navy in 1992, Master Chief Petty Officer, Quartermaster. 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