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    Vietnam「 Navy」: "Giang Pháo Hạm HQ 331 - LSIL (Tầm Sét)"

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    Dear Gentlemen,


    Presentation of the South Vietnamese Navy (Hải Quân Việt Nam Cộng Hòa) ship "Giang Pháo Hạm HQ 331 - LSIL / Landing Ship Infantry Large (Tầm Sét* is the name of the ship)":


    Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-872 (navsource.org)

    giang-phacc81o-hacca3m.pdf (wordpress.com):


    ~HQ 331Tầm Sét:
    - Started construction September 4, 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber NJ
    - Launched October 3, 1944, joined the US Navy on October 10, 1944, number
    USS LCI(L)-871 operates in the Pacific region.
    - Transferred number LSIL-871 (February 28, 1949)
    - Transferred to French HQ January 8, 1953 as RFS-L9033,

       returned to HK when France left Vietnam,

       returned to the HQHK Reserve Fleet
    - Delivered to HQVN in 1956 and became HQ-331Tầm Sét.


    ~ HQ-331 (1957-58) was selected as VIP ship to transport President Ngo Dinh Diem. 
       She was also used as a reception place for the Government (including Mrs. Nhu) when receiving foreign delegations.

    - On April 30, 1975 headed for Poulo Panjang then from here on May 1, sailed to Singapore.

       Arrived May 4 and temporarily anchored there awaiting Singapore Government decisions.

      Then departed on 9 May for Subic Bay, arrived there on May 18, 1975.

       When HQ-331 arrived at Subic Bay, the US transferred it to HQ Phi, renamed LS-53


    *"Tầm Sét" means "lightning /fulgurite" (from Latin fulgur 'lightning'). Fulgurite - Wikipedia - / - Fulgurit – Wikipedia tiếng Việt


    The badge:




    The ship:






    The 5 LSIL (Landing Ship Infantry Large) from HQ-327 to HQ-331:




    Yours sincerely,

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