Accession Number:

ADA010261

Title:

Suez Canal Clearance Operation, Task Force 65

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TASK FORCE 65 NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This report provides the documentation of the Suez Canal Clearance Operations NIMBUS STAR, NIMBUS MOON, and NIMROD SPAR undertaken by Task Force 65 during the period 11 April to 15 December 1974. Under the terms of two bilateral agreements between the Government of Egypt and the U.S. Government, U. S. Forces were employed to sweep the Suez Canal of influence mines Operation NIMBUS STAR, advise and assist in clearance of unexploded ordnance from the Canal and adjacent land areas Operation NIMBUS MOON, and remove ten designated wrecks from the Canal Operation NIMROD SPAR. The report discusses mission background, operational accomplishments, logistical support, technical methods and equipments, environmental factors and provides conclusions and lessons learned.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE