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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 - American Campaign Medal
Second Row World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (9)
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-23 Class Floating Workshop:
  • Laid down, circa 1944, location unknown
  • Launched, circa 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, as non-self propelled Large Covered Lighter YFNB-9, date and location unknown
  • Reclassified Floating Workshop YR-9
  • During the Vietnam War YR-9 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Saigon, in the Mekong Delta and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Tet Counteroffensive, 30 January to 4 April 1968 Vietnamese Summer-Fall 1969, 9 June to 31 October 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV, 5 April to 30 June 1968 Vietnamese Winter-Spring 1970, 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, 1 July to 1 November 1968 Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII, 1 July 1970 to November 1970 Consolidation I, 1 July 1971 - 30 November 1971
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive, 23 February to 8 June 1969  

  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the US Air Force, 10 May 1987
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    YR-9 342k YR-9 moored at Ben Luc South Vietnam, circa 1968-69. Behind it is the Vam Co Dong River. Ben Luc was approximately 22 miles southwest of Saigon at the intersection of Highway 4 and the Vam Co Dong River. Photos by Tom Richards MR2 USN YR-9.
    Richard Smith YR-9 and Steve Wagner
    YRB-9 213k
    YRB-9 230k
    YRB-9 813k
    ARD-30 1933k USS Sperry (AS-12) and San Onofre (ARD-30) pierside at Point Loma, San Diego, CA, 15 February 1981. Note the various submarines at the pier and in the drydock, the Large Covered Lighter YFNB-9 and the non-self propelled Barrack Ship sandwiched between Sperry and San Onofre.
    Defense Imagery Photo # VIRIN: DN-SC-85-06089, by PHC T. Ryals, USN
    Robert Hurst

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