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USS St Paul dueling reload
Caption: USS St. Paul (CA 73) duels with North Vietnamese shore defense batteries while shelling a railyard at Cong Phy in 1967. In Operation Sea Dragon (October 1966-October 1968), U.S. and Australian destroyers and cruisers patrolled the North Vietnamese coast to bombard enemy positions and prevent ammunition and supplies from flowing south. In addition t North Vietnamese supply vessels, U.S. Navy ships targeted gun emplacements, radar stations, truck convoys, bridges and repair facilities. The largely successful operation ended as part of the U.S. drawdown in 1968. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
Published: Thu May 06 02:26:43 EDT 2021