U.S. Naval Advanced Tactical Support Base Phu Cuong (1969-1970)


Situated at the foot of a major bridge crossing South Vietnam’s Saigon River, the naval combat Advanced Tactical Support Base at Phu Cuong provided a relatively secure staging area for river patrol boat (PBR) units operating against communist infiltrators to the northwest of the capital city.

Initially the Army provided the naval contingent with logistic support, but once Phu Cuong was designated an advanced tactical support base, supplies emanated from the Naval Support Activity, Saigon depot at nearby Newport.

As Americans forces withdrew from the war in Vietnam. South Vietnam units took on greater combat tasks. In this regard, the Phu Cuong facility was turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in November in 1970.