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AFD-26 (1944 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

AFDL-24 was transferred to the Paraguay designated DF-1
AFDL-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Doullot & Ewin, New Orleans, LA.
  • Delivered January 1944
  • Placed in service as AFD-26 in November 1944, location unknown
  • Redesignated AFDL-26, 1 August 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred (leased) to Paraguay under the Military Assistance Program, March 1965
  • Departed Jacksonville, FL., 2 June 1965, in tow by the Argentine navy tug Goyena with YTL-211 inside the dock (also on lease to Paraguay), arrived, 24 July 1965, at Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Paraguay, 11 February 1977, for $100,000 through the Security Assistance Program, designated DF-1
  • Active in the Paraguayan Navy, 2011
    Displacement 1,200 t.(lt)
    Length 288'
    Beam 64'
    Draft 3' 3" (lt.) 31' 4" (flooded)
    Lifting Capacity 1,900 t.

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    AFDL-26 298k Ex AFDL-26 as the Paraguay Navy drydock DF-1 in 2012. Photo by Oliverio

    There is no DANFS history available for AFD-26 / AFDL-26 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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