Cam Ranh Bay


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Cam Ranh Bay: Khe Sanh

Cam Ranh Bay

(käm rän), inlet of the South China Sea, 10 mi (16 km) long and 20 mi (32 km) wide, S Vietnam. It is an excellent harbor linked to the sea by a strait (1 mi/1.6 km wide), and there is a Vietnamese naval base there. The bay was the site of one of the largest U.S. military facilities (est. 1965) in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was seized by Communist forces in 1975. The USSR (subsequently Russia) established a naval base there in the early 1980s, leaving in 2002.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Handball article was about a GI in Vietnam wanting some competition, so I lugged a case back to Cam Ranh Bay.
warships, possibly with access to the strategic harbor at Cam Ranh Bay, U.S.
In addition, during a visit by former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to a Vietnamese port in Cam Ranh Bay on the South China Sea, he stated that the United States was seeking to deploy its Navy fleet to Asia and the Pacific region.
In a 2012 visit to Cam Ranh Bay, the site of a major U.S.
It was a strange experience to be in Cam Ranh Bay and to visit Hanoi.
The Cold War is long over, symbolized by Vietnam's new openness to the US and the closure of Clark, Sabic, Cam Ranh Bay (for the USSR), the dictatorships of Suharto, Marcos, New Win and Thieu.
Silver joined Tactical Air Command (the precursor to Air Combat Command) and deployed to the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Republic of Vietnam.
In Vietnam, Panetta became the first Pentagon chief to set foot in Cam Ranh Bay, a major port and airfield for US forces during the Vietnam War.
After a civilian merchant seaman named Bruce was caught stealing from a ship in Cam Ranh Bay, Miller conferred with Major General (MG) Charles W.
"They get all the PTSD they want while we've got Agent Orange running out our butts." Of course, Cam Ranh Bay was hardly a toxic site.
That meant a new port facility at Cam Ranh Bay. McClean won the contract, and - his financial position secure - set about making containerization one of the defining features of modern globalization; the dominant means of international trade in today's world.