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APL-27


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Top Row - Navy Unit Citation
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (14) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (2 KIA - Brooks, Willie L. CS3, 18 December 1966 - Gulley, William J. SA, 11 June 1970)

APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 10 August 1944, at Tampa Ship Building Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched, 15 October 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 9 April 1945
  • Deactivated and placed in Reserve, 1945-46, at Seattle
  • Reactivated in th Fall of 1966
  • During the Vietnam War APL-27 was assigned to NSA Saigon and NSA Danang and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign 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
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    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
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 November 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation II
    1 December 1971 to 29 Mary 1972
    Tet 69/Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973

  • Placed out of service, date and location unknown
  • Transferred to South Vietnam in March 1971, designated HQ-9051
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1971
  • Captured by North Vietnam in April 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,600 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 49'
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Accommodation
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 583
    Armament
    As Built
    none
    Vietnam
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    two 80MM mortars
    four 30 cal machine guns on all corners of the 02 deck
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls

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    APL-27 27k APL-27 moored in South Vietnamese waters in 1967. Courtesy Mobile Riverine Forces Association (MRFA)

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-27 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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