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Contributed by Frank Wollard


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Second Row World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (10)
Third Row - Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (with Palm) - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation (with Palm) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YR-44 Class Floating Workshop:
  • Laid down in 1944, as Non-Self-propelled Floating Workshop YR-71, by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, date and location unknown
  • During the Vietnam War YR-71 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Saigon, in the Makong Delta and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II, 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI, 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III, 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968 Tet/69 Counteroffensive, 23 February to 8 June 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive, 30 January to 4 April 1968 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970, 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV, 5 April to 30 June 1968 Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, 1 July to 1 November 1968 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII, 1 July 1970 to November 1970

  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register and transferred to South Vietnam in 1970
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 530 t.(lt) 760 t.(fl)
    Length 153 ft.
    Beam 36 ft.
    Draft 6 ft.
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 40
    Machinery unknown

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    YR-71 61k YR-71 moored pierside at Naval Support Activity Danang, Vietnam, South Vietnam, circa 1966. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer, COMPACFLT N43
    YR-71 50k YR-71 moored pierside at Naval Support Activity Danang, South Vietnam, in 1966 with US Coast Guard cutters USCGC Point Orient (WPB-83319) and USCGC Point Welcome (WPB-82329) alongside. YR-71 performed combat repair and recovery of US Navy and South Vietnam PBR and SWIFT boats in and around Danang, Vung Tau, Bhien Tuey and Tan Chau from 1967 through 1970. YR-71 was then turned over to the South Vietnam Navy in 1970. Photo courtesy Frank Wollard. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer, COMPACFLT N43

    There is no DANFS history for YR-71 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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