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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
6 to 10 March 1966
25 to 29 March 1966
6 to 9 May 1966
17 to 22 May 1966
29 to 31 May 1966
10 to 12 June 1966
21 to 26 June 1966
6 March to 19 April 1969
2 May to 8 June 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
9 to 25 July 1966
5 to 14 August 1966
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 to 14 June 1969
7 July to 7 August 1969
13 to 16 August 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
6 December 1967 to 27 January 1968
|Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
9 to 11 January 1970
5 to 7 February 1968
18 to 20 February 1968
23 February to 1 April 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
18 to 19 December 1970
27 to 28 December 1970
8 to 26 January 1971
1 to 5 May 1971
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 20 April-1968
19 to 24 May 1968
20 to 21 December 1972
28 December 1972 to 7 January 1973
22 to 26 January 1973
5 to 15 February 1973
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|95k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound from San Francisco Bay to sea, 7 December 1955, for builders trials. She was the first US attack cargo ship with a helicopter platform. Her quadrupod masts carry standard contemporary radars: SPS-10 forward for surface search, SPS-6 aft for air search.
US Navy photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|1018k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound from San Francisco Bay to sea in December 1955, probably for builders trials. Photo source "San Francisco Examiner" photo archives||David Buell|
|949k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound to sea in January 1956 from San Francisco Bay nearing the Golden Gate Bridge, probably for builders trials.||David Buell|
|1389k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) mooring, probably at Naval Station Treasure Island San Francisco, 16 January 1956. Note her boats on the pier.Photo source "San Francisco Examiner" photo archives||David Buell|
|74k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) underway, circa 1960, location unknown.
US Navy photo # K-67590
|15k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) loading Marines for Vietnam at San Diego, 1967||USS Tulare web site|
|12k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) at anchor Chi Lai, South Vietnam, 1967||USS Tulare web site|
|29k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) departing Pearl Harbor, 1966||USS Tulare web site|
|17k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) during amphibious operations, date and location unknown.||.|
|89k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) coming alongside USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) off the coast of South Vietnam in 1969. Photo taken by H.R. Adams CSC USN||Larry Lee|
|54k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) at Hong Kong, BCC, June 1966||Les McCallum USS Tulare|
|76k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way in 1969, location unknown.
US Navy photo by PHCS G. W. Walsh, Jr.
|76k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) underway at San Diego, CA., date unknown.||Russ Padden|
|88k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) underway off Oakland, CA., October 1979.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|40k||Ex-USS Tulare (AKA-112) laid up in reserve at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA, circa 2000.
National Maritime Administration photos.
|224k||Ex-USS Tulare (AKA-112) in the breakers yard at International Shipbreaking, Brownsville TX., early 2012.||Ed Mersich
USS Tulare Website
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