USS Newport News CA-148 Naval Research - CONGA Combat Naval Gunfire Support File
"Thunder" USS Newport News CA-148 off North Vietnam October 1967 / image adapted from photo by John Glass  
 
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USS Newport News CA-148 off North Vietnam
( image from photo by John Glass October 1967 )

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Combat Naval Gunfire Support File (CONGA) 3/1966 - 1/1973
USS Newport News CA-148 CONGA Ordinance Data

The Combat Naval Gunfire Support File (CONGA), 3/1966 - 1/1973 contains a record for every naval gun fire mission during that period of the Vietnam War.  Each record contains the date, time, target coordinates, rounds expended, etc.

USS Newport News CA-148 data is summarized in the table below for each ordinance type.





Summary of Ordinance Codes and Totals

  MISSIONS FIRED  ROUNDS EXPENDED
CODETYPE OF ORDINANCE 8/55 5/38 3/50 Total   8/55 5/38 3/50 Total
           
AACAnti Aircraft Common 1 135 - 136   2 8,260 - 8,262
APArmor Piercing 30 - - 30   519 - - 519
CVTControlled Variable Time Fuse - 48 - 48   - 2,937 - 2,937
HCHigh Capacity 1,426 433 11 1,870   55,234 23,373 450 79,057
HCPDHigh Capacity, Point Detonating Fuse 63 9 - 72   3,380 795 - 4,175
HEHigh Explosive - 249 - 249   - 15,459 - 15,459
HECVTHigh Explosive, Controlled Variable Time Fuse - 22 - 22   - 1,390 - 1,390
HEPDHigh Explosive, Point Detonating Fuse 10 79 - 89   418 9,298 - 9,716
ILLUMStar Shell - 43 - 43   - 643 - 643
RAPRocket Assisted Projectile - 15 - 15   - 691 - 691
VTVariable Time Fuse 4 102 13 119   18 4,917 464 5,399
WPWhite Phosphorus (Willy Peter) - 74 - 74   - 1,216 - 1,216
 Ordinance Not Designated 1 - - 1   100 - - 100
   1,535 1,209 24 2,768   59,671 68,979 914 129,564

Thanks to the many USS Newport News shipmates who helped fill in missing target & ordinance codes.

Source:   Raw .csv CONGA data downloaded from NARA AAD August 2004, and scrubbed by Bob Chase into a usable spreadsheet, CONGANNMissionsv05.xls.


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