U.S. Naval Intermediate Support Base Cat Lai (1965-1971)


This South Vietnamese town, on the Dong Nai River east of Saigon, was developed into a naval logistic installation during the Vietnam War. Designated an intermediate support base, Cat Lai supplied American and Vietnamese river force operating bases in the capital Region with maintenance, financial, repair, material, and administration support. After Training Vietnamese Navy personnel to carry out these logistic responsibilities, the base U.S. Navy withdrew its advisors and disestablished the base in September 1971.

Click HERE to view some photos of the base submitted by John Berry who stationed there in 1970.