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|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
22 February to 31 May 1967
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 June to 31 October 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
|Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
30 January to 4 April 1968
1 May to 30 June 1970
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 April to 30 June 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
1July to 1 November 1968
1 July to 30 November 1971
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972
23 February to 8 June 1969
30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973
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|82k||APL-26 being manoeuvered around YRBM-17 on the Mekong, early 1967.
Photo courtesy Doug Lindsey
|34k||APL-26 with tugs Kalispell (YTB-784) and Winnemucca (YTB-785) moored alongside on the Mekong, May 1967.
With the help of two tugs, YTB-784 and YTB-785, for whom the APL-26 serves as mother ship, she has moved up and down the rivers of the Mekong Delta and Rung Sat Special Zone with the other ships which make up the Mobile Riverine Force. Today stripped of her coat of Navy haze gray and covered in Army olive drab green, APL-26 is supporting one River Assault Division and Staff, two rifle companies and a headquarters company, and a Navy EOD team.
From an article by LCDR Charles W. Lynch, USN (Ret.) in The Jackstaff News, 1967
|82k||APL-26 in the Mekong River in South Vietnam circa 1967 surrounded by converted LCM's and monitors whose crews lived aboard the barracks barge. APL-26 was attached to Task Force 117, the Army/Navy Mobile Riverine Force patrolling the rivers of the Mekong Delta and the Rung Sat Special Zone. She also served as home for elements of the Army's 9th Infantry Division.
US Naval Forces, Vietnam photo release, 18 October 1967 now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|14k||APL-26 under tow by Kalispell (YTB-784) on the My Tho River, South Vietnam, date unknown.||Earl (Buddy) Wilson, BMC USN, USCG Ret|
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