11 January IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on January 11, 2019 at 01:02:14 PM by Terry
1967… NMCB-58 completed construction of Building #102 at FLSG-A, Camp Book, Red Beach, Da Nang. The project, begun on 16 September 1966, consisted of a 50’ x 120’ concrete pad with an open air shed roof. The structure had been redesigned by NMCB-58 to provide one clear 50 foot span in lieu of two 25foot spans and was accomplished with a savings of materials. The redesign required a minimum number of bolts thereby preventing a delay in construction that would have occurred due to a shortage of bolts.
…5 NMCB-8 personnel were wounded in an enemy mining accident approximately 12 miles south of Chu Lai on a road leading from Route 1 to the 2/7 Marines Echo Company area. All were subsequently awarded the Purple Heart.
1968… NMCB-121 mobile crane and GMC tractor were hit by RPG rockets at ZD 06006. No casualties.
…Concrete arch culvert on Route 1 at AD 063016 was demolished. NMCB-121 constructed a “Hasty” bridge.
…The Seabees of NMCB-121 developed a pre-packaged “Hasty Bridge” which could be successfully installed in less than two hours after arrival on the scene. The “Hasty Bridge” was 12 feet wide and provided for one-way traffic. Calculations indicated that at least a Class 60 bridge was achievable across a 30 foot gap.
…NMCB-7’s Detail Alpha Nine returned to Camp Adenir from Khe Sanh anfter being relieved by NMCB-53 personnel.
1969…NMCB-22 completed the FLC P.W. Work Center Shop, the Da Nang Air Base water main, and the USAF Fleet Service facility
…NMCB-10 Detail Quebec departed Battalion base camp for Landing Zone Nancy to construct 40 SEA huts.
1970… VADM Zumwalt, USN, COMNAVFORV, Hon. H. Dominick, Senator from Colorado, and party toured NMCB-1’s Nam Can ACTOV site.
…On 11 January, the Golden Gate Bridge at Hill 55 was damaged by a floating mine. There were two bents and three 20-foot spans destroyed. Reconstruction commenced on 12 January and was completed on 26 January.
1971…UTCM J.H. Herrera, NMCB-3 Senior Enlisted Advisor, attended the Seabee Senior Enlisted Advisors Symposium at NAVFAC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Orion departed Camp Haskins South for Hue to provide technical assistance on the North Hue Loop Road.