On August 23, 1966, Viet Cong commandos attacked and sank the Victory ship SS Baton Rouge Victory using two 2,400-pound mines when it was proceeding through the Long Tau River, about 22 miles southeast of Saigon, killing seven American civilian sailors on board. This was the first case a U.S. vessel was sunk by the enemy in the Saigon ship channel.
- Thanh Trà, "Đặc công đánh đắm tàu Baton Rouge Victory 10.000 tấn", Xã hội Thông tin, retrieved on 26-8-2014.
- Stephen Schwartz, "Remembering Vietnam's Forgotten Seamen", San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 1997.
- Culver, John A., CAPT USNR "A time for Victories" United States Naval Institute Proceedings February 1977 pp. 50-56.
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