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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Top Row - Presidential Unit Citation (2)
Second Row - Navy Unit Citation (3) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal
Fourth Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (4) - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Laid down, 30 October 1944, at Tampa Ship Building Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched, 10 December 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 April 1945
  • Deactivated and placed in Reserve, 1945-46, at Seattle
  • Reactivated in th Fall of 1966
  • During the Vietnam War APL-28 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 1968
    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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications As Built:
    Displacement 1,005 t.(lt), 2,780 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 10'
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    APL-17 33k APL-28 in reserve at Norfolk, VA., between 1954 and 1959. The sister to the left is APL-41, which had been in reserve at Norfolk since 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo.
    Bob Gregory, Executive Support, COMPACFLT N43 / Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-28 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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