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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

YR-24 was transferred to South Vietnam, renamed HQ 9601
YR-24 Class Floating Workshop:
  • Built by JK Welding Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Laid down, 02 April 1941
  • Launched, 13 September 1941
  • Delivered and placed in service, 04 August 1942
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk
  • Transferred to Vietnam as HQ 9601, 15 October 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 July 1985
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 530 tons (lt) 760 tons (fl)
    Length 150'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 46
    Machinery unknown

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    YR-24 154k YR-24 lies moored on the Saigon river at the Vietnamese Navy Fleet Command pier in the Vietnamese Naval shipyard. YR-24 was assigned to Saigon in November 1967. The repair ship's primary mission was to overhaul and repair Vietnamese Navy motorized patrol gunboats (PGMs). Her secondary job was to train Vietnamese sailors in the use of repair and manufacturing machinery found on board, August 1968.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 74189
    Mike Green

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