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see Da NangDa Nang
, formerly Tourane
, city (1990 est. pop. 371,000), central Vietnam, a port on the South China Sea. One of the largest cities in Vietnam, it has an excellent deepwater harbor (dredged and improved by the United States) and is a busy commercial port.
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(62) Eight days later, a 16th Fighter Squadron P-51 pilot was rescued by a Chinese guerrilla leader, "King Dow," who administered some "3,000 families in 100 villages on both sides of the frontier." (63) On Boxer Day, 1944, the 17th Pursuit Squadron pilot from the Philippines, who had been captured at Tourane in March 1942, escaped from the Saigon POW camp and was taken back to Tourane by the underground.
(75) Rather than evacuate the other crewmen on another submarine at a later date, the head of the Tourane civilian underground network took the crew to a make-shift airstrip near Pleiku where he hoped they could be flown out.
The first French military operation against Vietnam can be dated to April 1847, when a naval engagement between Vietnamese vessels and the French navy occurred off the coast of Tourane (Da Nasng).
Roberts described the mixed designed vessels he saw in Tourane bay as 'remarkably well constructed'.
It required a new engine and a replacement had to be ferried from Saigon to Tourane via a U.S.
They point out the similarity of Vietnamese word ghe and Malay gai (a rope or stay used to hold a mast), and suggest that bau was a corrupt pronunciation of Malay prahu (a small boat).(27) The similarity was striking enough for John Barrow to observe in 1793 that vessels in the Tourane region resembled the common proas of the Malays, both as to their hulls and rigging".(28)