May 02, 1964 : U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port

Introduction

An explosion of a charge assumed to have been placed by Viet Cong terrorists sinks the USNS Card at its dock in Saigon. No one was injured and the ship was eventually raised and repaired. The Card, an escort carrier being used as an aircraft and helicopter ferry, had arrived in Saigon on April 30.

Article Details:

May 02, 1964 : U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    May 02, 1964 : U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-ship-sunk-in-saigon-port

  • Access Date

    November 21, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks