ⓘ Camp Tien Sha

Camp Tien Sha

ⓘ Camp Tien Sha

In March 1965 when United States Marine Corps combat troops landed at Danang, the support establishment was rudimentary. The port of Danang contained only three small piers, three Landing Ship, Tank LST ramps and a stone quay that were inaccessible to oceangoing vessels, even smaller craft had trouble approaching. The scarcity of lighterage and the heavy weather that often buffeted the harbor made ship-to-craft cargo transfers hazardous and inefficient. Warehouses, open storage areas, cargo handling equipment, and good exit routes from the port were limited. From March to July 1965, III Marine Amphibious Force troops delivered supplies to the units in the field while the Seventh Fleet ran port operations. Soon, the fleet dispatched Naval Beach Group 1, Cargo Handling Battalions 1 and 2, nucleus port crew, Mine Force, Service Force, underwater demolition team, and explosive ordnance disposal units to Danang. In addition, the Navy took charge of the offloading, storage and delivery of supplies common to all the allied forces in I Corps. Additional responsibilities included harbor defense and the transshipment of cargo to the smaller ports in the region. The fleet also managed logistic operations at these locations.

US Navy support activity NSA da Nang was officially launched on 15 October 1965 under the operational control of commander, III marine amphibious forces. Over the next few years, the team created subordinate of the naval support activity detachments at Chu Lai, hue, the my son tan Dun / D, Cửa Viet Nam, Phu Bai, and SA Huynh. These detachments decentralized the support function and improving the logistics flow.

In 1965 logistics operations in da Nang suffered from lack of suitable and sufficient Harbor vessels, cargo handling equipment and port personnel. Management and planning of logistics flows, required modifications, as ships arrived EN masse with cargo improperly stowed and Packed. The storage area on shore was limited by space and access. Finally, the northeast monsoon did cargo operations at da Nang and I corps dangerous and difficult during the winter months.

In November 1965, 500 people moved into the old French army camp Tien Sha At the foot of the mountain monkeys. The camp was rapidly expanded to include 25 new barracks, able to accommodate 1.700 people, along with a barbershop, post exchange items, and dairy. NSA da Nang was originally in force from the commercial Wharf on the city side of the river Hàn and this "Museum ramp" 16.05°n 108.2245°e / 16.05, 108.2245 near Cham Museum began its work in November 1965, with ice and lsts. In July 1966, "bridge cargo ramp" 16.052°n 108.231°e / 16.052, 108.231 the beginning of the operation of the NGS increase supply capacity.

In August 1967, the headquarters of the NSA da Nang was moved from the center of Danang at camp Tien Sha.

Logistics vessels under the control of the NSA da Nang included a landing ship mechanized LCD screen 3 & NOK 6 and LCU landing craft, Harbor utility craft yfu organization, small Harbor tug YTL, open lighter YC, YFRN refrigerated barge, military craft and a refrigerator ship. Although the base is under construction, the fleet deployed in da Nang lsts and landing ship dock LSD and attack transport APA, the latter for quartering and messing NSA employees. Block of defense of the Harbor to use a landing craft, picket boats 16 feet 4.9 m Boston whalers for monitoring and protection of Maritime navigation. Small craft repair base and floating dock AFDL helped to keep the vessels of NSA in working order. More than 130 rough terrain and warehouse forklifts and 20 cranes eased cargo handling.

Logistics the establishment of the da Nang functioned with growing efficiency by the middle of 1968, built a new port and shore facilities. The Seabees, initially using materials pre-stocked before the war, to the advanced base functional component packages built three deep-draft berths for ocean-going vessels, two 300 ft 91 m wooden piers with LST the dam and bridge cargo complex, which consisted of 1.600 feet 490 m long Wharf, 300.000 cubic feet of refrigerated warehouse space and 500.000 square meters of covered storage facilities. Landing fuel lines were laid on the seabed in the storage tanks on the shore to the base area of Red Beach, just North of the city and the Marines marble Mountain air facility in the South.

By July 1968, NSA da Nang handled 350.000 tons of cargo every month for the 200.000 allied forces in I corps. Da Nang became the largest fuel farm in South Vietnam capable of holding more than 500.000 barrels. Hospital station started in 1965, was treated at 21.000 victims, 44.000 nonbattle patients and one million out-patients, coming from the hostile and disease-ridden-I am a medium body.

In mid-October 1968 deep water jetty complex 16.12°n 108.214°e / 16.12, 108.214 on the Tien Sha Peninsula was completed, beginning operations in September 1968. The new pier facility allowed deep ocean vessels to discharge cargo directly to the truck instead of unloading into lighters while at anchor in the Harbor.

By 1969, NSA da Nang, was equipped with the Navys largest overseas shore command, and the third supply depot after Norfolk-Auckland depot of marine supplies and camp Tien Sha has grown to accommodate more than 6.000 employees.

In April 1972 all of the naval forces of the USA in da Nang, was transferred to the Navy of the Republic of Vietnam.

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