20 December IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on December 20, 2018 at 01:28:15 PM by Terry
1942…NCB-62 (NMCB-62) is commissioned at Davisville, Rhode Island
1965…In December of 1965, NMCB-1 was in homeport making preparations to relieve NMCB-7 at Rota, Spain in May, 1966. These plans were scrapped on December 20th when the Battalion was directed to prepare for a deployment to the Republic of Vietnam in early March.
1966…NMCB-58 completed the FLSG-A Motor Transport and Maintenance Compound, Camp Books, Red Beach, Da Nang. The project, which had begun on 06 July 1966, consisted of constructing parking areas for Area 105 which involved a 29,000 sq. ft. 6 inch lift of 4” compacted rock and Area 110 which involved 320,000 sq. ft. of 9” lift of 4” compacted rock
1967…NMCB-7 participated in Operation Claxton
…RADM J.V. Bartlett, COM3NCB; CAPT C.W. Turner, COM30NCR; and Mr. Cross of the American Embassy Staff, visited NMCB-6’s CORDS Hospital construction site at Tam Ky.
…NMCB-3’s Advance Party consisting of 1 officer and 24 enlisted men departed Camp Wilkinson for CBC Port Hueneme.
1968…CBMU-302 commenced construction on a 40 ft. x 100 ft. raised bunker at Naval Support Facility Cam Ranh Bay to provide a protected area for repair of riverine craft
1969…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT J.E. Washburn, CEC, USN, COM32NCR, inspected and drove parts of QL-1 assigned to NMCB-133 for maintenance and upgrade.
…ADM McCain, USN, CINCPAC, and party visited the NMCB-1 Nam
Can construction site
…NMCB-8 and NMCB-11 were both decommissioned at CBC Port Hueneme. Port Hueneme had been NMCB-11’s homeport for over 16 years since 1953. NMCB’s 5,8,10, and 11 passed in review on the solemn occasion as two proud and heroic Seabee battalions were decommissioned. Cdr. Godsey departed NMCB-11 to become Commanding Officer of NMCB-3
1970…The last of the U.S. Navy’s “Brown Water Navy” craft were turned over to the Vietnamese Navy
…An eight man detachment from NMCB-74 returned to the Bien Hoa base camp after completing a 5 day project at Vi Thanh to construct two SEAHUTs for the Advisory Group 73