USS Lynde McCormick Under Fire

It all happened within a period of about ten minutes. Captain McCarty said, “When the first shell hit the water I gave the order, right full rudder and all ahead flanks.” The action seen [here], yesterday, was the heaviest since NEWPORT NEWS arrived on Operation Sea Dragon in the Gulf of Tonkin in early October.

USS Newport News’ escort USS McCormick being fired upon by Nort Vietnamese coastal defense sites in yesterday’s operation.