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 Target 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 target type.





Summary of Target Codes and Totals

    MISSIONS   -------- ROUNDS EXPENDED --------
CODEVALUECOMMENTS FIRED   8"/55 5"/38 3"/50 Total
      
AWBLC OFFSHOREWater Borne Logistics Craft, Offshore 35   791 231 - 1,022
AACOMM SITECommunication Site 4   50 - - 50
ABCSWYCauseway   - - - -
ACH AND IHarassment & Interdiction Fire 745   14,415 33,567 914 48,896
ADINTERDICTION PTInterdiction Point 2   37 40 - 77
AENAVAL BASE  1   20 - - 20
AFPORT FACILITY  1   16 - - 16
AGR/R DEPOTRailroad Depot   - - - -
AIVC/NVA POSITVC or NVA Position 171   3,664 5,169 - 8,833
AJARTILLERY SITE  294   9,136 4,166 - 13,302
AKBUNKER  210   5,833 2,470 - 8,303
ALINFILTRATION PTInfiltration Point 16   58 401 - 459
AMLIVESTOCK  1   8 - - 8
ANMORTAR SITE  30   585 312 - 897
AORICE STORAGE    - - - -
APSAMPAN  4   95 - - 95
AQASSEMBLY AREA  28   619 398 - 1,017
ARBASE CAMP  16   417 118 - 535
ASAIRCRAFT  3   - 119 - 119
ATMINE FIELD    - - - -
AUWEAPON  8   25 141 - 166
AVBARGE  1   24 - - 24
AWSUPPLY RTESupply Route   - - - -
AXAREA/LZ PREPArea or Landing Zone Preparation 8   258 328 - 586
AYILLUMINATION  5   - 40 - 40
AZOBSERV POSTObservation Post   - - - -
BWBLC BEACHEDWater Borne Logistics Craft Beached 4   99 - - 99
BATUNNEL  3   61 46 - 107
BBAUTO WEAP POSITMachine Gun Position   - - - -
BCVILLAGE  5   97 - - 97
BDSTAGING AREA  8   159 316 - 475
BESECONDARY EXPSecondary Explosion   - - - -
BFJUNK    - - - -
BGCARGO VESSEL    - - - -
BHBEACH STRAFE    - - - -
BIHOSTILE FIRE  5   1,093 - - 1,093
BJFORTIFIED AREA    - - - -
BKFIGHTING HOLES  2   - 309 - 309
BLSNIPER FIRE    - - - -
BMRECON BY FIRE    - - - -
BNTRAINING AREA    - - - -
BOTRENCH LINE  3   144 9 - 153
BPUNKNOWN  4   198 9 - 207
CWBLC INLANDWater Borne Logistics Craft, Inland   - - - -
DCD SITECoastal Defense Site 329   3,977 4,507 - 8,484
EMISSILE SITE  28   580 478 - 1,058
FRADAR SITE  24   391 60 - 451
GROAD SEGMENT  20   898 12 - 910
HR/R SEGMENTRailroad Segment 8   186 - - 186
IBRIDGE/APPBridge or Bridge Approach 54   1,266 41 - 1,307
JFERRY/APPFerry or Ferry Approach 11   193 103 - 296
KTRANSHIP AREATransshipment Area 21   514 39 - 553
LSUPPLY AREA  89   1,899 914 - 2,813
MMILITARY INSTALMilitary Installation 6   184 - - 184
NTROOP CONCTroop Concentration 319   5,562 12,679 - 18,241
N1TROOP CONCTroop Concentration   - - - -
OSTRUCT/BUILDINGStructure or Building 77   1,725 517 - 2,242
PVEHICLE  17   417 229 - 646
P0VEHICLE    - - - -
P1TRUCK  3   176 - - 176
P2TANK  8   137 53 - 190
QPOLPoint of Land 8   265 - - 265
RCHOKE PTChoke Point 46   807 48 - 855
SOTHER    - - - -
TAA SITEAntiaircraft Site 32   819 208 - 1,027
UAMMO STORAGE  25   731 471 - 1,202
VBOAT REPAIR  1   50 - - 50
WBYPASSBypass around a blockage 2   64 - - 64
XCAVE  5   110 - - 110
YCHECK PTCheck Point 4   92 - - 92
ZCMD POSTCommand Post 15   726 431 - 1,157
    2,769   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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