" On 1 July 1966, three North Vietnam torpedo boats came out to attack USS Coontz (DLG 9) and USS Rogers (DD 876) operating about 40 miles off shore on search and rescue missions. Aircraft from Constellation and USS Hancock (CVA 19) made short work of the attackers, sinking all three with bombs, rockets, and 20mm cannon fire. After the attack, Coontz pulled 19 survivors from the water". Editor's note: The video here was shot aboard the USS King. The USS Coontz (DLG-9) can be seen in the background as North Vietnamese prisoners are being picked up by the motor whaleboat. (Quoted text courtesy of GlobalSecurity.org, video courtesy of USS King) If you were a crew member aboard the USS Coontz during this time, we'd love to read your comments and recollections of the incident!
I'm happy to announce the creation of the new USS Coontz Message Board! Please feel free to use the message board as a resource for sharing memories and sea stories from the USS Coontz, locating shipmates and posting messages to others on the board.
I think you will find this message board very user-friendly, accessible, and over time, a valuable resource for sharing information and memories with other USS Coontz crew members.
You can find the message board on this page under "Links of Interest," or you can get their directly through THIS LINK.
If you have any suggested forums for the new USS Coontz message board, please feel free to suggest them to firstname.lastname@example.org