Floating in the harbor at Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, is a U.S. Navy ship?
(a) Various views of the USNS CORPUS CHRISTY BAY at anchor
(b) UH-1 helicopter landing on ship
(c) Barrel with jet turbine engine is lowered into ship
Official Department of Defense Sound Motion Picture by the U.S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of information
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Background: Floating in the harbor at Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, is a U.S. Navy ship manned by U.S. Army personnel. The USNS CORPUS CHRISTI BAY, a converted Navy seaplane tender, has been given to the Army to use as a Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility (FAMF).
The mission of the CORPUS CHRISTI is to provide aircraft maintenance and repair support for combat and combat support element operations in a zone of combat where land-base service organizations are not immediately available and to provide depot maintenance of Army aircraft components, avionics equipment, aircraft armament systems and aircraft related systems.
This film depicts various shops abroad the ship in operation during a normal working day. The men of the CORPUS CHRISTI repair everything from extremely sensitive instrument panels to bulky jet turbine helicopter engines.