Merchant marines and the military sea transportation ships (MSTS) are featured early in this book to showcase how they have been developed compared to prior wars. Combined with Marines and U.S. Army troop forces on the ground through Viet Cong, an aerial combat campaign was also pursued from American ships. A key component featured within this resource is the organization of the Trans-Pacific Logistics Operation. With Vice Admiral Lawson P. Ramage leadership at the helm, he maintained the flow of essential supplies to the fighting of forces as a method to improve the operations’ function and cost effectiveness. He authorized and administered container ships to include refrigerated cargo that greatly increased the availability of quality food. These logistics helped to improve and expand South Vietnam’s port facilities to enable the delivery of fully-loaded ships.
Find other volumes within The U.S. Navy and Vietnam War series:
Approaching the Storm: Conflict in Asia, 1945-1965 (ePub ISBN: 9780160928604)
Nixon's Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (ePub ISBN:9780160928697)
The Battle Behind Bars: Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War (ePub ISBN: 9780160928635)
Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Passage to Freedom to the Fall of Saigon (ePub ISBN: 9780160928666)
Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam (ePub ISBN: 9780160955556)
Naval Air War: The Rolling Thunder Campaign (ePub ISBN:9780160931222)
Knowing the Enemy: Naval Intelligence in Southeast Asia (ePub ISBN: 9780160937361)
End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia (ePub ISBN: 9780160955570)
Some ships portrayed herein include:
*the SS Badger State,
*SS Columbia Eagle Mutiny, and
* USNS Taluga equiped with tankers
These behemoth ships, each played a key role within the front lines of the war and steadfastly as the U.S. sealift support operations within the Southeast Asia region.