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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

AFDL-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down by George D. Auchter Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Commissioned AFD-21, date unknown
  • Redesignated AFDL-21, 1 August 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Placed in service at Ship Repair Facility Guam, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1989
  • Disposed of by transfer to other government agencies
  • Current Disposition, in commercial service at SUBICDOCK Corp. Philippines
    Displacement 800 t.
    Length 200'
    Beam 64'
    Inside width 45'
    Draft 3' 3" (lt), 31' 4" (flooded)
    Lifting capacity 1,900 tons
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    AFDL-21 115k AFDL-21 dry docked in an unidentified dry dock.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine August 1964
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    AFDL-21 80k AFDL-21 at Ship Repair Facility Guam. Gary W. Rogers AFDL-21 1966-67
    Manhattan 56k Manhattan (YTB-779) in the dock of AFDL-21 after bending a wheel on a breakwater in South Vietnam, date unknown.
    Photo contributed by Fred Reep to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    AFDL-21 87k Ex-AFDL-21 at SUBICDOCK, Subic Bay, Philippines, 2010 Bob Gregory Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    AFDL-21 50k Ex-AFDL-21 at PACDIM (Pacific Dock Integrated Maintenance Facility) ship maintenance facility, Apra Harbor Guam, 2012. PACDIM is a ship repair subsidiary of Cabras Marine Corporation. Bob Gregory Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    YRB-36 513k YRB-36 drydocked in ex-AFDL-21 at Cabras Marine, PACDIM facility, Guam. 26 September 2013. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer, COMPACFLT N43
    YRB-36 380k
    YRB-36 194k

    There is no DANFS history available for AFD-21 / AFDL-21 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Armbrust, Carl Raymond, USN1950 - July 1951
    02CAPT. Palmer, Charles J., USN :RADMJuly 1951 - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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