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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Ordered, 07 October 1943
  • Laid down, 08 July 1944
  • Launched, 14 November 1944
  • Completed by Everett Pacific Shipbuilding, Everett, WA
  • Delivered, 05 November 1945
  • Served in South Vietnam, late 1960s
  • Current Disposition APL-5 is part of the CincPacFlt Berthing and Messing Program and is currently berthed at "Mole" pier NavSta San Diego, CA.
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6"
    Crew Accommodations
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 66
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 0
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel drive 100Kw 450 AC
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls
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    APL-5 116k APL-5 and an unidentified APL anchored two miles off shore at Da Nang harbor, South Vietnam, circa 1965-66.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1966
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    APL-5 160k APL-5 anchored at Chu Lai, South Vietnam, circa 1965-66.
    US Navy photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    APL-5 52k APL-5 moored at the "mole" pier, Naval Station San Diego, CA, 09 February 2004 Bob Gregory, COMPACFLT N43 Berthing & Messing PMgr
    APL-5 53k APL-5 (inboard) and APL-15 (outboard) moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA, July 2005 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    APL-5 667k APL-5 moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA, 15 August 2011. Note the mural on the 03 level depicting scenes of the San Diego area. The art work was done by assigned personnel. Photo by Bob Gregory, Executive Support, COMPACFLT N43

    There is no DANFS History currently available for APL-5 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    On Line Edition of "All Hands" Magazine November 1966
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    This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright
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    Last Updated 09 March 2016