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Richland (AFDM-8)
ex
USS YFD-64 (1944 - 1946)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Foxtrot - November
NCFN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


AFDM-3 Class Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Built (date unknown) at Chicago Building & Iron Co., Eureka, CA.
  • Commissioned, 28 November 1944, as USS YFD-64
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1946, at Guam
  • Redesignated AFDM-8, 1 August 1946
  • Placed in service, 1 January 1947
  • Named Richland 6 April 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1997
  • Transferred to the local redevelopment authority in Guam, 6 April 1999
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,000 t.
    Length 622'
    Beam 124'
    Draft 6 ft
    Armament (WWII) 2 40mm, 4 20mm
    Complement 4 Officers, 146 Enlisted

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    Ponchatoula 89k USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) being maneuvered by tugs to get into position for entry into Richland (AFDM-8), in preparation for drydocking at Guam during the 1970s.
    US Navy photo # NH 99062 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Ponchatoula 115k Stern view of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) while drydocked in Richland (AFDM-8), at Guam during the 1970s. Open Lighter (NSP) YC-1458 is in the foreground. Original caption: "The size of the ship's propellers is evident in this photograph taken in drydock."
    US Navy photo # NH 99063 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Ponchatoula 88k USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) drydocked in Richland (AFDM-8) at Guam during the 1970s.
    US Navy photo # NH 99061 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Richland 64k Richland (AFDM-8) at Guam, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, June 1979.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Richland 469k Ex-Richland (AFDM-8) at Guam Ship Yard in 2010. Bob Gregory Executive Support COMPACFLT N43

    USS YFD-64 / Richland (AFDM-8)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Armbrust, Carl Raymond, USN1950 - July 1951
    02CAPT. Palmer, Charles J., USNJuly 1951 - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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