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Operation Sea Dragon

U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy warships steamed along the coast of North Vietnam bombarding targets ashore with their 8-inch, 6-inch, and 5-inch guns. The cruisers and destroyers shelled truck columns, bridges, and logistics craft shuttling along the shore. The enemy fought back hard. North Vietnamese coastal guns damaged 29 U.S. ships and killed or wounded 31 American Sailors.
 
 

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