!!! SOLID ANCHOR !!!
1969 - 1970
The Solid Anchor site was an ATSB on the banks [On the left in the above photo] of the Song Cau Lon at the site of Old Nam Can.
MATSB Sea Float was anchored in the Song Cau Lon river next to Solid Anchor.
ATSB Solid Anchor is near near the U Minh forest in Cam Mau province on the southern tip of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
OLD NAM CAM
Old Nam Can may have been overrun and destroyed during the Tet Offensive of 1968???.
There was a mission to evacuate Old Nam Cam in Oct 1967.
Any body know the history??
Solid Anchor was constructed by the SeaBees in 1970 on sand that was transported by tug and barge for Qui Nhon.
The site was known as CAMP HURT.
The area clear of trees was defoliated by Agent Orange.
There is also numerous bomb craters from earlier B-52 strikes and shell craters.
THE MOVE FROM SEAFLOAT
Seafloat crews moved to Solid Anchor in a single 4 to 12 hour period September 1970.
Was the New Solid Anchor frequently mortared or attacked ???
Solid Anchor never recieved a serious ground attack. It was to well defended.
On 20 November 1970 a swimmer zapper attack happened a 11:15 pm. The target was the RVN boats moored along the shore.
OPERATIONS AND BOATS
Admiral Zumwalts Son was said to have served here.
THE LAST AMERICAN FACILITY
Solid Anchor was the last American Naval Facility to be turned over to the South Vietnamese possibly after April 1972.
What is Solid Anchor today?? Anybody know??
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