Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121 Collection
Association
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121
Collection Number
1381
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.5
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Jul. 2004[Updated: Sep. 2007 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

A brochure for the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum.

Biographical Note

On February 4, 1967 the Vietnam era U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 121 was recommissioned at Gulfport, Mississippi. Deployed from Gulfport aboard C-130 aircraft in July and August, 1967, the battalion relieved MCB 62 at Phu Bai, South Vietnam. MCB-121 projects including: aircraft hangars and parking aprons, radar huts, fuel pipelines and storage facilities, revetments, hard stands and hardened bunkers, gun pads, water supply systems, cantonments, roads, culverts and bridges, open and cold storage facilities, drainage facilities, waterfront and vehicle loading ramps, staging areas, dispensary, guard house, warehouses, hospital facilities, bakery, ice plant, concrete mixing plant and pre-cast yard, latrines, electrical transformers, asphalt plant. In April, 1968 MCB-121 completed their eight-month tour in Vietnam. The second deployment to Vietnam was at Camp Wilkinson, Gia Le. Projects here included: aircraft parking areas, aircraft fuel farm, antennae and radar reflectors, electrical distribution systems, showers, sea huts and strong backs, repair and upgrade of roads, open storage areas, rock unloading and LCU offloading facilities, bridges and culverts, construction and repair of fuel lines, barracks, bunkers, galleys, latrines, installation of surface matting, reefer pads, control tower, chapel, sewer lines, water supply and distribution system, and public works shops. While most work was in the general vicinity of the Phu Bai/Gia Le area, Seabee Teams were dispatched to several locations in Vietnam. These small teams could be found throughout Vietnam.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Brochure for U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
01
01
D060.5

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive