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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row Row - National Defense Service Medal (2)- Vietnam Service Medal (est. 12) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

APL-41 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Willamette Iron and Steel, Portland, OR
  • Laid down, 28 February 1945
  • Launched, 23 May 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service, 31 August 1945
  • In service in reserve by 1947
  • Active in service circa 1949 on the Sumida River in Tokyo in the late 1940's and early 50's. Then was moved to Yokosuka Naval Base
  • During the Vietnam War APL-46 was assigned to NSA Saigon and NSA Danang and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 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 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 November 1971
    Tet 69/Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Consolidation II
    1 December 1971 to 29 Mary 1972
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Custody assigned to the 14th Naval District for lay up in reserve in the US Naval Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Disposed of by Navy sale, 26 January 1970
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,300 t.(lt), 2,600 t.(fl)
    Length 261' 2"
    Beam 49' 2"
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Total Accommodations
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 583
    Troop Capacity 583 Enlisted
    As Built
    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 1,600 Bbls

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    110k APL-46, probably in Puget Sound after completion, 1945. Dave Wright
    47k APL-46 moored in the Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan, circa late 1940s-early 50s. Ronald Brabbin US Navy 1950-54
    138k APL-46 moored near the Eitai Bridge in the Sumida River, Tokyo, during the Korean War. Tommy Trampp
    74k APL-46 moored at Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown. Ronald Brabbin US Navy 1950-54
    82k APL-46 moored at Vinh Long, South Vietnam, in support of US Naval operations in the Mekong Delta, October 1968 - January 1969. Robert Quarm US Navy
    70k APL-46 moored at Vinh Long, South Vietnam, in support of US Naval operations in the Mekong Delta, October 1968 - January 1969. Robert Quarm US Navy

    There is no DANFS history currently available for APL-46 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The APL-46 Vinh Long
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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