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FOIA: 2/G11/VHN/R17-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr. 13

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 12:51 AM
2/G11/VHN/R17-64 SIGINT Readiness Bravo Lantern Report Nr. 13
Another report following the USS Maddox attack.

Document date: 1964-08-04
Department: NSA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD (DIRNSDA)
Author: SIGINT; Phu Bai
Document type: Report
pages: 2


Archivist's Notes: This is basically a report based on DRV Naval comms wich gives a situation report of DRV Naval Vessels. T142 communicated with Hai Phong that T146 would be towing T136 as it was reported short of fuel/oil.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:38 PM
DVR T142 reported to Haiphong, T146 to Tow T336 due to it being reported low on fuel (oil).

Vessel T333 was also under tow by sea going tug Bach Dang.

Bach Dang was also ordered to transfer 1-5 tons of fuel oil, depending on T336's requirement.

Archivists notes:

A clear document and easy to read.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 08:49 PM
This document is another of several reports of intercepted communications from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which the DRV attacked US Naval vessels. This was a damage report after the first incident, of a PT boat that was damaged and low on fuel.

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident prompted the US Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Johnson authority to use military force to defend allies in the area and ultimately lead to the beginning of the Vietnam War.

Related FOIA Documents:
FOIA: DRV attack on US Ships in Gulf of Tonkin; 2 - 4 August 1964
FOIA: Summary of DRV Naval Communications Revealing Pre-Planned Attacks on USS Maddox

posted on Apr, 14 2008 @ 08:55 AM
Not much else to add to the above.

Further reading/comparisons on the gulf of tonkin incident can be found ...

navy mil faq version

gwu edu version

webcom version

wikipedia version

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