August 23

This Day in History

Vietnam War

Aug 23, 1966:

U.S. cargo ship strikes a mine near Saigon

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.

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