U.S. Naval Operating Station Nha Trang (1965-1971)


Located 30 miles north of Cam Rahn Bay in South Vietnam, Nha Trang served as an operating station for naval units during the Vietnam War. Between 1965 and 1967 the Navy established there a 20 man-coastal surveillance center to coordinate anti-infiltration patrol operations by Americans and Vietnamese units and a 120-man harbor security unit to protect vessels delivering supplies to the Army’s port complex. The Navy’s base facilities were turned over to the Vietnamese when U.S. forces withdrew from the war in 1970 and 1971.