August 23, 1966 : U.S. cargo ship strikes a mine near Saigon

Introduction

The American cargo ship Baton Rouge Victory strikes a mine laid by the Viet Cong in the Long Tao River, 22 miles south of Saigon. The half-submerged ship blocked the route from the South Vietnamese capital to the sea. Seven crewmen were killed.

Article Details:

August 23, 1966 : U.S. cargo ship strikes a mine near Saigon

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 23, 1966 : U.S. cargo ship strikes a mine near Saigon

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-cargo-ship-strikes-a-mine-near-saigon

  • Access Date

    December 15, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks