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U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam


VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records. This evolving list helps Veterans who served aboard ships, including "Blue Water Veterans," find out if they may qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure. Veterans must meet VA's criteria for service in Vietnam, which includes aboard boats on the inland waterways or brief visits ashore, to be presumed to have been exposed to herbicides. Veterans who qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure are not required to show they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides when seeking VA compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure. Find your ship Ships or boats that were part of the Mobile Riverine Force, Inshore Fire Support (ISF) Division 93 or had one of the following designations operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Veterans whose military records confirm they were aboard these ships qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.

During your Vietnam tour, did your ship or boat have one of the following designations?

LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized)
LCU (Landing Craft, Utility)
LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
LST (Landing Ship, Tank)
PBR (Patrol Boat, River)
PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast or Swift Boat)
PG (Patrol Gunboat)
WAK (Cargo Vessel)
WHEC (High Endurance Cutter)
WLB (Buoy Tender)
WPB (Patrol Boat)
YFU (Harbor Utility Craft)


If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or listed designations (see Find Your Ship), check the alphabetized list of ships below.

To search for your ship, look under the first letter of the formal ship name. For example, if your ship's name is Dennis J. Buckley, look under the letter "D" for Dennis.

Ships will be regularly added to the list based on information confirmed in official records of ship operations. Currently there are 244 ships on this list. Ship not on the list and you think it should be?

Questions about your eligibility for disability compensation? Contact your benefits office.

Last updated: December 9, 2014
Updates are added went we add informtion on the ships - not the material


 
Ship Name Activities in Vietnam
Ajax (AR-6) Anchored in Vung Tau area for repair duties with evidence of shore-based repairs during June 1968, September to October 1969, April to May 1970, and August to November 1971
Alamo (LSD-33)

Conducted numerous troop, supply, and equipment landings with smaller boats at Da Nang, Vung Tau, Song Bo De, An Thoi, and Tan My between August 1964 and October 1972

Entered inland Qui Nhon Bay with Marines during July 1965

While anchored in Da Nang Harbor, sent crewmembers ashore for R&R beach parties during March-April 1969

Aludra (AF-55)

Conducted in-port docking replenishments at Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, An Thoi, and Da Nang during March-April 1969

Anchorage (LSD-36)

Transported troops and supplies to and from shore with smaller craft at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, and An Thoi from February 1970 through July 1972

Transported troops and supplies into inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay during June 1970 and January 1972

Antelope (PG-86) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam's inland waterways
Asheville (PG-84) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam's inland waterways
Askari (ARL-30) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam's inland waterways
Ault (DD-689) Operated on Mekong River Delta and Soirap River May 26, 1967



Barracks Barge (APL-26) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Barracks Barge (APL-30) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Barry (DD-933) Operated on Saigon River during December 1965
Basilone (DD-824) Operated on Saigon River, May 24-25, 1966
Bayfield (APA-33) Conducted troop on-loading and “mike boat” landings at Da Nang, Chu Lai, Baie de My Han, and Cua Viet River from July through October 1965 and February through May 1967
Belle Grove (LSD-2) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Benewah (APB-35) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Benner (DD-807) Operated on inland Ganh Rai Bay and Rung Sat Special Zone during June 26-July 1, 1968
Bexar (APA-237) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Bigelow (DD-942) Docked to pier at Da Nang for one hour on April 19, 1967
Black (DD-666) Operated on Saigon River July 13-19, 1966
Blue (DD-744) Anchored in Da Nang Harbor on April 21, 1968, with crew members going ashore for a picnic
Bolster (ARS-38) Crew operated on land to extract USS Clark County (LST-601) from beach after grounding at Duc Pho from November 18 to December 1, 1967
Boxer (LPH-4) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on September 9, 1965
Braine (DD-630) Docked to pier at Da Nang on November 27, 1966
Breckinridge (T-AP-176)

Entered inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay on September 16-17, 1965

Brownson (DD-868) Operated on Song Nha Be and Ganh Rai Bay areas of Mekong River Delta during February 1967
Brule (AKL-28) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Buck (DD-761) Operated on Mekong River delta and Saigon River during October 1966



Cabildo (LSD-16)

Conducted numerous troop, supply, and equipment landings at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, and Vung Tau from July 1965 to November 1968

Delivered equipment to Nha Be via the Long Tau River during June 1968

Canberra (CAG-2) Operated on Saigon River from March 31 through April 1, 1966, on Cua Viet River during December 15, 1966 and on Mekong Delta Ham Luong River during January 15, 1967
Canon (PG-90) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Card (ACV-11) Mined, sunk, and salvaged in Saigon River Harbor during May 1964
Carronade (IFS 1) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Carter Hall (LSD-3) (Landing Ship Dock)

Served four-month duty as “boat repair ship” in Da Nang Harbor during 1965, with evidence of crew members going ashore

While anchored offshore, conducted troop-landing operations with “mike boats” at Da Nang, Dong Ha, and other locations from July 1965 through November 1968

Delivered supplies up Saigon River to Nha Be during March-May 1967 and June 1968

Castor (AKS-1) (General Stores Ship) Docked to pier at Da Nang on October 7, 1966
Catamount (LSD-17) Operated on Song Nah Be River during April 1969
Cavalier (APA-37)

Conducted troop landings with "mike boats" at Chu Lai and Da Nang during March-August 1966 and January-May 1968

Served as Da Nang Harbor station ship, with crewmembers going ashore, from June-July 1966

Entered inland waters of Qui Nhon Bay on February 2, 1968

Charles S. Sperry (DD-697)

Operated on Saigon River during December 1965

Docked at Da Nang during January 1966

Chevalier (DD-805) Operated on Saigon River during June 15-21, 1966 and on Vung Ganh Rai area of Mekong River delta during January 25, 1968
Chicago (CG-11) While anchored in Da Nang Harbor on May 22, 1969, deck logs show a utility boat went ashore for one hour with eight crew members aboard
Clarion River
(LSMR 409)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Cleveland (LPD-7)

While anchored offshore, sent “mike boats” up Cua Viet River and Hue River from November 1967 through 1968 and up Saigon River during September 1969

Cohoes (AN-78) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Colleton (APB-36) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Colonial (LSD-18) (Landing Ship Dock) Traveled on Saigon River to Nha Be on June 22 and September 25-30, 1969
Comstock (LSD-19) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Conflict (MSO-426) (Minesweeper-Ocean)

Operated on Saigon River April 1, 1966 and Song Huong River (Perfume River) May 14, 1966

Docked to piers at Cam Ranh Bay on September 30, October 7, 27, 28, and 31, 1971

Conway (DD-507) Operated on Saigon River during early August 1966
Core (ACV-13) Traveled on Saigon River to deliver aircraft to Saigon during June 1965
Crockett (PG-88) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Current (ARS-22) (Salvage Ship) Conducted salvage operations on Saigon River during July 1964 and April 1967 and inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay during May 1967 and August 1971
Currituck (AV-7)

Traveled up Saigon River to Saigon during early 1964

Operated in Mekong River delta during June 1965

Anchored at Cam Ranh Bay for month-long periods during 1966 and 1967 to repair and tend to Navy sea planes, with evidence that crew members went ashore on liberty leave




Dahlgren (DLG-12) (Guided Missile Cruiser) Sent motorized whaleboat and captain’s gig ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on June 4, 1967
Damato (DD-871) Operated on Saigon River from December 12-13, 1967
Davidson (DE-1045) (Destroyer Escort)

Operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Rung Sat Special Zone of Mekong River Delta from September 16 to October 5, 1967

Sent motorized whaleboat ashore while anchored off coast of Tan My on September 20, 1972

De Haven (DD-727) Operated on Saigon River during early March 1967
Dennis J. Buckley (DD-808)

Docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor to deliver drone on December 15, 1969

Operated on Mekong River Delta, Saigon River and Ganh Rai Bay from December 19, 1966 to January 16, 1967

Denver (LPD-9) Docked to pier at Da Nang to load troops and vehicles on March 24 and June 1, 1971
Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)

Operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Rung Sat Special Zone during March 16-20, 1969

Dubuque (LPD-8) Docked at Da Nang on March 15, 1970
Duluth (LPD-6) (Amphibious Transport Dock) Docked to pier at Da Nang during December 1968 and March, April, and October 1971
Duncan (DDR-874) Operated on Saigon River during September and October 1965
Du Pont (DD-941) Operated on Mekong River Delta during October 1968
Durham (LKA-114) (Amphibious Cargo Ship) Docked to piers at Da Nang during March 20-21, July 20-21, August 18-19, and September 7, 1970
Dyess (DD-880) Operated on Saigon River and Rung Sat Special Zone from June 19-July 1, 1966



Eldorado (AGC-11) (Amphibious Force Flagship) Sent crewmembers ashore for beach party at Cam Ranh Bay during July 1970
Elkhorn (AOG-7) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Epperson (DD-719)

While anchored off Phan Thiet on November 16, 1969, crewmembers went ashore for liberty leave

Docked to Da Nang Pier on October 4, 1970

Epping Forest
(MCS-7)

Conducted “goodwill” tours at Cam Ranh Bay and Nha Trang with crewmembers going ashore and Vietnamese coming aboard during September-October 1964

Conducted mine sweep of Cua Viet River using smaller vessels from main ship during May 1968

Esteem (MSO-438)

Crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage while docked at inland waterway Qui Nhon Bay during December 1967 and again during March 1969

Estes (AGC-12)

Conducted troop and supply beach landings at Chu Lai and Da Nang during March-October 1965

Entered inland Qui Nhon Bay during June 1965 and anchored in Mekong River during January 1967

Sent crewmembers ashore for beach picnic at Vung Tau during April 1968

Eversole
(DD-789)
Sent motorized whaleboat ashore to Chu Lai from offshore anchorage to transfer two crewmembers on July 25, 1972



Fechteler (DD-870)

While conducting night patrols of Da Nang Harbor, crewmembers went ashore for daytime liberty leave during October 1965

Finch (DER-328) Crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage while docked at inland waterway Qui Nhon Bay during December 1967
Fiske (DD-842) Operated on Mekong River, June 16-21, 1966
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-17) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-18) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-20) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-21) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Floyd B. Parks
(DD-884)
Operated on Saigon River and Ganh Rai Bay during February and March 1968
Force (MSO-445) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay March 13-15, 1972 and at Vung Tau April 25-May 3, 1972
Forester (DER-334)

Crew had liberty leave at Nha Trang on June 28 and July 10 1965, with whale boat ashore for medical assistance on August 20, 1965

Fortify (MSO-446) Traveled up the Saigon River to Saigon September 19-22, 1964
Fort Marion (LSD-22)

Navigated Saigon River to dock in Saigon during February 1966

Francis River
(LSMR 525)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways



Gallop (PG-85) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Geiger
(T-AP-197)

Entered inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay on November 23-26, 1965

General R M Blatchford (AP-153) (Transport Ship) Landed elements of 1st Infantry Division at Vung Tau by small boats during October 1965
Genesee (AOG-8) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
George Clymer
APA-27) (Amphibious Attack Transport)

Navigated Saigon River to Saigon Port during January 1963

Conducted troop and supply “mike boat” beach landings during July 1965 and March to July, 1966, at Da Nang and Chu Lai

George K. Mackenzie (DD-836) Operated in Ganh Rai Bay area north of Vung Tau during February 1969
Graffias (AF-29) (Stores Ship) Docked to pier at Da Nang for resupply on February 20 and November 25, 1967, and conducted other in-port replenishments at An Thoi and Vung Tau during 1967
Grapple (ARS-7) (Salvage Ship)

Conducted numerous repair and salvaging operations while moored to beach or piers at Da Nang, Chu Lai, Cam Ranh Bay, and Tan My during January 1967, November 1970 through April 1971, and August 1972 through January 1973

Grasp (ARS-24) Conducted salvaging operations on Song Cua Dia River and other inland waters from February through April 1969
Gray (DE-1054)

Sent motorized whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mail pickup on October 7, 1972

Gunston Hall
(LSD-5)

Conducted numerous troop, supply, and equipment landings at Da Nang, Chu Lai, etc. during 1966 and from March 1968 to February 1970

Delivered equipment to Saigon via Saigon River during March 1968

Gurke (DD-783) Operated on Ganh Rai Bay, Saigon River, and Mekong River during October 1966



Hamner (DD-718) Operated on Song Lon Tao and Long Song Tao Rivers, August 15 to September 1, 1966
Hanson (DD-832) Anchored in Saigon River on September 13, 1966
Harbor Tug 84
(YTB-84)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Harbor Tug 85
(YTB-85)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Harold J. Ellison (DD-864)

Operated on Saigon River between late 1965 and mid 1966

Hector (AR-7) Anchored in Vung Tau Harbor repairing other vessels from July 20 to August 16, 1970, with deck logs stating that crew members went ashore on liberty leave
Henrico (APA-45) Conducted numerous troop landings at Da Nang, Chu Lai, and Hue from March through May 1965 and from August 1966 through March 1967
Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7)

Docked at Da Nang pier on April 2, 1967 and September 29, 1971

Henry W. Tucker (DD-875)

Docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor on September 12, 1971

Herbert J Thomas (DD-833) Operated in Mekong River Delta during December 1966
Hermitage (LSD-34)

Docked to Da Nang pier June 2-3, 1967

Conducted numerous troop landings in Da Nang area from June through October 1967

Higbee (DD-806) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai area of Mekong River Delta from March 1-12, 1969
Holder (DD-819) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River August 5, 1966
Hugh Purvis
(DD-709)
Operated on the inland waters of Qui Nhon Bay during January 1969
Hull (DD-945)

Sent small boats ashore while anchored off Nha Trang on February 17, 1968




Illusive (MSO-448)

Conducted training with Vietnamese Navy on Saigon River from January through March 1962

Indra (ARL-37) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Inflict (MSO-456) Traveled up the Saigon River to Saigon from September 19-22, 1964
Ingersoll (DD-652) Operated on Saigon River October 24-25, 1965
Ingraham (DD-694) Operated 10 miles up Saigon River on November 12, 1965
Isle Royale (AD-29) (Destroyer Tender-Repair Ship) Salvaged the beached USS Mahnomen County (LST-912) at Chu Lai during January 1967 with crewmembers going ashore for stripping operations
Iwo Jima (LPH-2)

Docked to pier at Da Nang on October 6, 1969

Operated as troop transport with helicopters and smaller vessels transporting troops on and off shore for amphibious assaults from May 1965 to August 1972




Jamestown
(AGTR-3)
Conducted numerous month-long deployments along the Vietnam coast collecting data, with photographic evidence that crewmembers went ashore, between January 1966 and September 1969
Jason (AR-8)

Anchored in Vung Tau Harbor repairing other vessels with deck logs showing evidence of crewmembers going ashore June through August 1968, December 1969 through January 1970, and March through April 1971

John R. Craig
(DD-885)
Anchored off Nha Trang during summer 1968 with crewmembers going ashore for beach party
John W. Thomason (DD-760) Operated on Nga Be River during 1969
Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) Operated on Mekong River Delta March 4, 1966 and Ganh Rai Bay during November 7 and December 7, 1968



Kishwaukee (AOG-9) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Koiner (DER-331)

Crew had liberty leave at Vung Tau and survey parties were sent ashore at various locations while on Operation Market Time radar patrol during 1967

Krishna (ARL-38) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Kula Gulf (CVE-108) Used as helicopter and troop transport. Docked at Cam Ranh Bay, November 13-16, 1965



Lang (DE-1060) Docked to pier #4 in Da Nang Harbor for 38 minutes on January 5, 1972, and sent whaleboat to and from shore with "briefing personnel" on January 8, 1973
Leary (DD-879) Operated on Baie de Ganh Rai of the Mekong River Delta on October 9, 1967
Lenawee (APA-195) Conducted troop and supply landings at Da Nang and Chu Lai from April 1965 to December 1966
Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai Bay and channels during August 1969
Lloyd Thomas
(DD-764)
Operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Saigon River area during December 28, 1970
Loftberg (DD-759) Operated on Song Nha Be River from February 18-21 and April 14-15, 1969 and on Song Cua Dai River from April 10-12, 1969
Long Beach (CGN-9) (Guided Missile Cruiser, Nuclear) While anchored in Da Nang Harbor, deck logs show that utility boats went ashore with passengers on May 5, 1968 and the captain's gig went ashore on September 4, 1969
Lowe (DE-325) Anchored in Saigon Harbor during April 1966
Lowry (DD-770)

Sent motorized whaleboat ashore at Phan Thiet on June 5, 1968

Operated on Mekong River Delta during October 1968

Loyalty (MSO-457)

Traveled up the Saigon River to Saigon September 19-22, 1964

Docked to a pier at Cam Ranh Bay on April 9 and 25, 1971

Lucid (MSO-458) Docked to pier at Da Nang for off loading and on loading equipment during May 1967
Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) Traveled up Saigon River for a 4-day visit to Saigon in May 1964



Mahan (DLG-11)

Visited Saigon via Saigon River October 24-28, 1962

Sent a “group of personnel” ashore at Da Nang for a short tour of Monkey Mountain on October 6, 1968

Mahopac (ATA-196) Moored in Saigon during October 6-9, 1965, and operated on Mekong River from October 30-November 3, 1966
Mansfield (DD-728) Operated on Saigon River August 8-19, 1967 and December 21-24, 1969
Marathon (PG-89) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Mark (AKL-12) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Mars (AFS-1)
(Combat Stores Ship)

Conducted numerous on shore supply replenishments at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, and An Thoi from May 1965 to November 1972 with evidence of crewmembers going ashore

Operated on Mekong River July 8, 1966

Mathews (AKA-96) On-loaded supplies at Da Nang and delivered them up to the Cua Viet River to Dong Ha with “mike boats” from August through December 1967
Maury (AGS-16) Conducted surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal area and rivers from November 1965-1969
McKean (DD-784) Operated on Mekong and Saigon River Deltas during March 14-15, 1967
Mercer (APB-39) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Merrick (AKA-97) (Attack Cargo Ship)

Conducted troop and cargo beach landing with small boats at Hue, Chu Lai, Saigon River Delta, and Da Nang from July 1965 through November 1968

Participated in Operation Jackstay amphibious landings while on inland Saigon River Delta during March 1966

Montrose (APA-212)

Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways

Morton (DD-948) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River during April 1966 and February 1969
Mullinnix (DD-944) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River from August 5-6, 1966
Myles C. Fox
(DD-829)

Entered inland Qui Nhon Bay during February 1967




Navarro (APA-215)

Conducted troop on and off loading operations from May 1965 to February 1968 at Da Nang, Chu Lai, and Quang Ngai Province

Transported Thai “Queen’s Cobras” troops from Thailand to Saigon via Saigon River during September 1967

Newell (DER-322) Docked at Port of Nha Trang from December 22-24, 1965
Newman K. Perry (DD-883) Operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River from November 23-28, 1966
New Orleans
(LPH-11)
Docked to pier at Da Nang on March 12, 1970
Niagara Falls
(AFS-3)

Unloaded supplies on Saigon River and Cam Ranh Bay, April 22-25, 1968

Conducted on shore supply replenishments with helicopters and small boats at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, and An Thoi from April 1968 to March 1973

Nicholas (DD-449) (Destroyer) Operated on Mekong River Delta during January 1967 and Ganh Rai Bay and Mekong River Delta during August 1968
Norris (DD-859) Conducted operations on inland Song Nga Bay during November-December 1966
Noxubee (AOG-56) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Nueces (APB-40) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways



Oak Hill (LSD-7) Served as station and repair ship in Da Nang Harbor with evidence of crewmembers going ashore from January through March 1966
O’Bannon (DD-450) Operated on Saigon River during May 22-24, 1966
Okanogan
(APA-220)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Okinawa (LPH-3) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay to offload aircraft during May 1971
Oklahoma City
(CLG-5)
Docked in Saigon during 21-24 July 1964
Orleck (DD-886) Operated on Mekong River Delta during July 1969
Oxford (AGTR-1) Conducted numerous month-long deployments along the Vietnam coast collecting data, with likelihood that crew members went ashore, between 1965 and 1969
Ozbourn (DD-846)

Conducted fire support missions on Saigon River October-November 1965 and August-October 1966

Docked briefly to piers in Da Nang Harbor on February 21, April 1, and April 11, 1971




Patapsco (AOG-1) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Paul Revere
(APA-248)

Assisted with salvage of the USS Card (ACV-11) in Saigon Harbor on Saigon River during May 1964

Transported Korean troops through inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay during October-November 1965

Conducted small boat troop landings at Quang Ngai Province and elsewhere from August 1965-April 1966 and August-November 1967

Perkins (DD-877)

Operated on inland Ganh Rai Bay during October 1967

Operated on Saigon River during June 1969

Picking (DD-685) Operated on Saigon River during November 16, 1965
Pictor (AF-54)

Entered Cua Viet River while delivering supplies to Dong Ha during September 1967

Docked to pier at Da Nang during 1969

Pine Island (AV-12) Anchored at Da Nang during August 1964, and Cam Ranh Bay for month-long periods during 1965 and 1966, to repair and tend to Navy sea planes, with evidence that crew members went ashore on liberty leave
Pledge (MSO-492)

Entered inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay on May 8, 15, and 21, 1971

Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay intermittently from May 1-24 and June 26-July 31, 1971

Point Defiance
(LSD-31)

Conducted numerous troop and supply landings with small boats at Da Nang, Van Tuong, and Kien Hoa from May 1965 through October 1972

Entered inland Qui Nhon Bay to deliver troops during July 1965

Operated on Saigon River during March 1967

Conducted several operations on Saigon River to Saigon Port during October and November 1968

Ponchatoula
(AO-148)
Operated on Mekong River Delta during July 1971
Power (DD-839)

Sent Commanding Officer and others ashore in whaleboat for briefing while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on November 13, 1968

Preston (DD-795) Operated on Mekong River Delta, Ganh Rai Bay and Saigon River from September 28-29 and December 27-29, 1965, and on Mekong River Delta June 3, 1967
Prichett (DD-561) Operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River during August 1969
Prime (MSO-466) Docked to pier at Da Nang on February 16, 1967
Providence (CLG-6) Operated on Saigon River 3 days during January 1964 and on Cua Viet River during August 1972



Ready (PG-87) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Reclaimer (ARS-42)

Operated in Saigon Harbor to salvage USS Card (ACV-11) from sinking in Saigon River during May 1964

Operated in Rung Sat Special Zone of Mekong River delta salvaging ships during early 1966

Repose (AH-16) (Hospital Ship) Operated continuously on close coastal waters from 1966-1970, with evidence that crew members went ashore on liberty leave
Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) Docked to pier at Da Nang on August 29, 1972
Richard E. Kraus
(DD-849)
Operated on coastal inlet north of Da Nang from June 2-5, 1966, protecting Marine holding a bridge
Richard S. Edwards (DD-950) Operated on Mekong River Delta in Province of Kien Hoa during February 28 and March 1, 1969
Rowan (DD-782) Operated on Song Tra Khuc River and inland waterway Qui Nhon Bay from April through July 1965
Rupertus (DD-851) Operated on Saigon River during May 1969



Safeguard (ARS-25) Operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Mekong River Delta during December 8, 1965
Saint Paul (CA-73) While anchored in Da Nang Harbor on May 9, 1969 and May 25, 1970, deck logs show limited small boat operations to shore
Salisbury Sound
(AV-13)

Anchored at Da Nang during February 1965, Con Son Island during May 1965, and Cam Ranh Bay for month long periods during 1966, to repair and tend to Navy sea planes, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore

Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823)

Operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River during December 1965

Samuel Gompers (AD-37) Multiple dockings to piers at Da Nang during April 1972
Sanctuary (AH-17) Operated continuously on close coastal waters from 1967-1971, with evidence that crew members went ashore on liberty leave
Satyr (ARL-23) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Seminole (AKA/LKA-104)

Docked in Saigon during July 1962

Operated on Saigon River channel on March 4, 1967

Entered Cua Viet River on May 26, 1967

Conducted troop landings with small boats at Da Nang, Hoi An, and Quang Tri from March through August 1967, September 1968 through February 1969, and during January 1970

Serrano (AGS-24) Conducted mapping surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal and river areas from 1966 through 1969
Shelton (DD-790) Operated on Saigon River during January 16, 1966
Skagit (AKA-105) Conducted troop and cargo beach “mike boat” landings at Da Nang, Chu Lai, and Quang Ngai from November 1965 to November 1967
Southerland
(DD-743)
Operated on Song Nga Bay and Saigon River July 1966
Sphinx (ARL-24) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Sproston (DD-577) Operated on Mekong River Delta and Ganh Rai Bay during January 1966
Steinaker (DD-863)

Anchored off Phan Thiet July 25-August 3, 1968 with crewmembers going ashore to visit Junk Base

St. Louis (AKA/LKA-116)

Conducted troop and cargo landings with small boats at Da Nang, Vung Tau, and Quang Nam Province during August-October 1970, January-March 1971, and April-November 1972

Operated on inland Ganh Rai Bay during March 9, 1971

Stormes (DD-780)

Sent motorized whaleboat ashore to assist 2nd ARVN and 2nd US Advisory Group on September 17, 1966

Strong (DD-758) Operated in Mekong River Delta and Rung Sat Special Zone during April 1968



Talladega
(APA-208)
Operated on Saigon River during October 1967
Tanner (AGS-15) Conducted surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal areas and rivers from October 1966 through 1968
Taussig (DD-746) Operated on Soirap River in Mekong River Delta during June 15-26, 1966
Tawakoni (ATF-114) Operated in Saigon Harbor to salvage USS Card (ACV-11) from sinking in Saigon River during May 1964
Thomaston
(LSD-28)

Conducted dredge lift on Saigon River during November 1964

Conducted numerous troop and supply landings with small boats at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Song Co Chien River area, and Cua Viet River area from 1965 to 1972
(Note: No Agent Orange exposure for 1975 operations)

Tillamook (ATA-192) Operated on Long Tau branch of Saigon River during January 1966
Tolovana (AO-64) (Fleet Oiler) Sent crew ashore for beach party at Phu Quoc during May 1971
Tombigbee
(AOG-11)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Tortuga (LSD-26) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Towers (DDG-9) Operated on Saigon River and Rung Sat Special Zone during July 1966
Tulare
(AKA/LKA-112)
Conducted troop and cargo “mike boat” beach landings at Da Nang, Chu Lai, Cam Ranh Bay and Vung Tau from 1966 to 1972
Turner Joy (DD-951)

Entered Cua Viet River channel on December 24, 1969

Tutuila (ARG-4) Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways



Union
(AKA/LKA-106)

Anchored in Hue River while conducting operations during April 1965

Conducted numerous troop and cargo “mike boat” beach landings at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, and Chu Lai from March 1965 to November 1969

Ute (ATF-76)
(Fleet Ocean Tug)
Conducted numerous salvaging operations on beached vessels from April 1966 through April 1971 with crewmembers going ashore and all attended beach party at Cam Ranh Bay on April 12, 1969



Valley Forge
(LPH-8)
Operated as troop transport with helicopters and smaller vessels transporting troops on and off shore from September 1964 to September 1969
Vancouver (LPD-2)

While anchored offshore, conducted numerous amphibious troop beach landings with smaller “mike boats” in the areas of Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Cua Viet River, and Mekong River Delta from August 1966 through 1971

Vega (AF-59)

Conducted resupply operations on inland Mekong River Delta area September 13, 1966

Docked to on-load supplies at An Thoi, Vung Tau, Cam Ranh Bay, and Da Nang during June 1969

Docked to deliver supplies to Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Con Son, An Thoi, and Hon Choi during November-December 1970

Vogelgesang (DD-862)

Provided gunfire support while in Thu Bong River during October 18-29, 1966

Anchored in Da Nang Harbor and sent 30 crewmembers ashore on August 15, 1966




Waddell (DDG-24)

Operated on Cua Viet River during March 1967

Walke (DD-723) Operated on Mekong River Delta at Vung Ganh Rei September 2, 1969
Warbler (MSC-206) (Minesweeper-Coastal) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay July 22-25, 1964 and June 18 and July 6, 1970
Warrington
(DD-843)
Operated on Mekong River Delta, Rung Sat Special Zone, north of Vung Ganh Rai Bay during March 1967
Washburn
(AKA/LKA-108)
Conducted numerous small boat beach landings at Da Nang, Thon My Thuy, Hue on Perfume River, and Dong Ha on Cua Viet River from 1965 to 1969
Weiss
(APD/LPR-135)

Conducted inland waterway troop-landing operations with Marine and SEAL units at various locations in the Mekong River Delta, Rung Sat Special Zone, and Saigon River and routinely surveyed river mouths and canal entrances for amphibious landings from November 1965 through February 1969

Whetstone
(LSD-27)

Conducted numerous troop and supply landings with smaller “mike boats” at Da Nang, Hue, Phu Bai, and Dong Ha from March 1965 to September 1969

Anchored as long-term “boat haven” in Da Nang Harbor for repairs of smaller vessels, with evidence of crewmembers going ashore, during April-May 1965

Anchored as long-term “boat haven” for repairs of smaller vessels on inland Qui Nhon Bay during June-July 1965

Whippoorwill
(MSC-207)
Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay during July 22-25, 1964
White Plains
(AFS-4)
Conducted on shore supply replenishments with helicopters and small boats at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, and An Thoi from January 1969 to March 1973
White River
(LSMR 536)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Wiltsie (DD-716)

Operated on Saigon River during July 1966

While operating in close coastal waters during September 1970, two officers and five sailors were sent ashore by helicopter for one night

Winnemucca
(YTB-785)
Operated primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
Winston (AKA-94)

Conducted troop and supply beach landings during July 1965, April-August 1966, September-October 1967, and November 1968-May 1969

Wrangell (AE-12) Entered Mekong River Delta to supply ammunition for US Coast Guard vessel on November 21, 1968


Possible exposure to Agent Orange or risk of Asbestos Exposure


Veterans who qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure are not required to show they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides when seeking VA compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure. Also asbestos was widely used in the construction ships in service in that same time period. It was employed as an insulator for all of a ship’s steam pipes, boilers, and turbines. It would also have been present in the tile used on some of the ship’s decks. Any damage or wear and tear on an asbestos-covered surface can cause the substance to break down into tiny fibers, which can easily be inhaled by anyone nearby.

VA Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs now recognizes diseases related to Agent Orange exposure, as well as, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as service-related medical conditions.  This means that veterans are able to apply for Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits to pay for their treatment, and compensation.

The application process for VA benefits is arduous. A veterans' Service Officer can help you with the VA benefits claims process and can guide you through the process of compensation for your military occupational exposure to asbestos.

Contact a Veterans' Service Offier

Many veterans whose tours of duty ended decades ago may just now be facing a diagnosis for a diseases related to Agent Orange exposure or asbestos related medical conditon. We at the DAV have a deep respect and gratitude for the men and women who have served our country in times of war and in times of peace.

It is our honor as veterans to help veterans through the process of compensation for your military occupational exposure.  If you have been affected by military injury or exposure, you may be eligible for compensation.  Please contact a Veterans' Service Officer to schedule a FREE consultation.








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