During the Vietnam War, Commandos Sunk a U.S. Aircraft Carrier
The National Interest -

Robert Beckhusen

History, Asia

It was a huge blow.

Key Point: Using divers and timed explosives, it took only two commandos to sink the escort carrier.

It was shortly after midnight when two Viet Cong commandos emerged from a sewer tunnel that emptied into Saigon Port, each man carrying nearly 90 pounds of high explosives and the components needed to make two time bombs.

Their target was the largest American ship in port, USNS Card. An escort carrier that saw distinguished service as a...

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