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Agent Orange – U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Ships Exposed to Toxic Agents During Service in Vietnam

August 2018 – Veterans benefits eligibility for the presumption of Agent Orange exposure requires that a Veteran’s military service involved “duty or visitation in the Republic of Vietnam” between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975. Service includes being within the country of Vietnam itself or aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Service does not include being aboard a large ocean-going ship that operated only on the offshore waters of Vietnam, unless evidence shows that a Veteran went ashore. Inland waterways include canals, deltas, estuaries, and rivers. They do not include open deep-water bays and harbors such as those at Cam Ranh Bay Harbor, Da Nang Harbor, Ganh Rai Bay, Nha Trang Harbor, Qui Nhon Bay Harbor, or Vung Tau Harbor. These are considered to be part of the offshore waters of Vietnam because of their deep-water anchorage capabilities and open access to the South China Sea.

A ship is placed on the eligibility list when documentary evidence shows that it fits into one or more of the five categories of ships that operated on the waters of Vietnam. The required evidence can come from an official ship history, deck logs, cruise books, Captain’s letters, or similar documents. Evidence requirements for the presumption of Agent Orange exposure may vary depending on what dates the Veteran was aboard and what ship activity occurred on those dates. Ship categories include:

1.) Ships operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways
2.) Ships operating temporarily on Vietnam’s inland waterways
3.) Ships that docked to shore or pier in Vietnam
4.) Ships operating on Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that crew members went ashore
5.) Ships operating on Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods with evidence that smaller craft from the ship regularly delivered supplies or troops ashore

The list of ship names below are in alphabetical order. They are being provided to assist US Navy or Coast Guard Veterans of the Vietnam era in determining their potential eligibility for the presumption of Agent Orange herbicide exposure based on operations of the Veteran’s ship. To search for a ship by name or designation, use the FIND (CRTL+ F) function in your browser and then type either the ship’s designation or name. A specific ship may be listed more than once, based upon its activities.

USS Agerholm (DD-826) operated on Song Nga River and Ganh Rai Bay during March-April 1969
USS Ajax (AR-6) [Repair Ship] 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
USS Alamo (LSD-33) landed Marines while at Qui Nhon Bay during July 1965 and at Rung Sat Special Zone during March-April 1966
USS Alamo (LSD-33) while anchored in Da Nang Harbor, sent crewmembers ashore for R&R beach parties during March-April 1969
USS Albatross (MSC-289) – docked to Junk Training Command Pier, Cam Ranh Bay, on July 22-25, 1964
USS Albert David (DE-1050) Sent a motorized whaleboat ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on December 30, 1969
USS Aludra (AF-55), conducted in-port docking replenishments at Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, An Thoi, and Da Nang during March-April 1969
USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE-366) anchored in Saigon Harbor for four days during May 1962
USS Anchorage (LSD-36) transported troops and supplies into Qui Nhon Bay during June 1970 and January 1972
USS Antelope (PG-86) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Arikara (ATF-98) [Fleet Ocean Tug] assisted with salvage operations on Saigon River during August 1966
USS Arikara (ATF-98) docked to piers at Da Nang from September to December 1969
USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) sent small boat ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on April 12, 1970
USS Asheville (PG-84) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Askari (ARL-30) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Ault (DD-698) operated on Mekong River Delta and Soirap River during May 26, 1967
USS Barney (DDG-6) [Guided Missile Destroyer] while serving as Flagship for Destroyer Division One Six Two, sent crew members ashore at Da Nang for gunfire mission planning during June-July 1967
USS Barry (DD-933) operated on Saigon River during December 1965
USS Basilone (DD-824) operated on Saigon River, May 24-25, 1966
USS Bausell (DD-845) sent small boat ashore for briefing while in Da Nang Harbor on November 27, 1968
USS Belknap (DLG-26) while in Da Nang Harbor on December 1, 1969, received crew members back to ship from temporary duty ashore
USS Belle Grove (LSD-2) [Landing Ship Dock] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Benewah (APB-35) [Self-Propelled Barracks Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22) operated on the Song Lang Nuog River December 24, 1965 and the Cua Viet River April 25, 1972
USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22) sent small boats ashore from Da Nang Harbor on September 17, 1969 and December 22, 1970
USS Benner (DD-807) operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Rung Sat Special Zone during June 26-July 1, 1968
USS Bennington (CVS-20) [Anti-Submarine Aircraft Carrier] entered Qui Nhon Bay Harbor to pick up Bob Hope for onboard Christmas show on December 26, 1966
USS Berkeley (DDG-15) sent small boats ashore at Da Nang and elsewhere for gunfire support missions during May-June 1970
USS Bexar (APA-237) [Attack Transport] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Biddle (DLG-34) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for briefings on March 5 and June 2, 1968 and delivered North Vietnamese fisherman ashore at Da Nang on July 30, 1969
USS Bigelow (DD-942) docked to pier at Da Nang on April 19, 1967
USS Black (DD-666) operated on Saigon River during February 1965, Qui Nhon Bay during June 1965, and Saigon River during July 1966
USS Blandy (DD-943) – sent motor whaleboat to shore on January 25, 1973
USS Blue (DD-744) anchored in Da Nang Harbor on April 21, 1968, with crewmembers going ashore for picnic
USS 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
USS Boston (CAG-1) – docked in-port at Da Nang Harbor on April 30th and May 17th, 1967
USS Boxer (LPH-4) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on September 9, 1965
USS Braine (DD-630) docked to pier at Da Nang on November 27, 1966
USS Breckinridge (T-AP-176) entered Qui Nhon Bay September 16-17, 1965
USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) conducted fire support mission on Saigon River during November 11-17, 1968, and in Rung Sat Special Zone during February 9-11, 1970
USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) sent crew ashore for work details and liberty leave while anchored at Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay, and Vung Tau during April-May, 1970
USS Bronstein (DE-1037) [Destroyer Escort] docked to pier at Da Nang on December 11, 1972
USS Brownson (DD-868) operated on Song Nha Be River and Mekong River Delta during February 1967
USS Brule (AKL-28) [Light Cargo Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Brush (DD-745) – sent whaleboat ashore on January 11, 1969, while anchored in Cam Ranh Bay and on January 12, 1969, while anchored in Vung Tau Harbor
USS Buchanan (DDG-14) docked to pier with destroyer tender at Da Nang during April 11-12, 1972
USS Buck (DD-761) operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River during October 1966
USS Cabildo (LSD-16) delivered equipment to Nha Be via the Long Tau River during June 1968
USS Caliente (AO-53) [Fleet Oiler] docked for in-port replenishment at An Thoi and Vung Tau during June 1970
USS Calvert (APA-32) [Amphibious Attack Transport] served as Da Nang Harbor station ship, with crewmembers going ashore, from November 1965 through January 1966
USS Calvert (APA-32) entered Qui Nhon Bay during October 1965
USS Camden (AOE-2) sent a helicopter to Da Nang on October 6, 1970
USS Canberra (CAG-2) [Guided Missile Cruiser] operated on Saigon River from March 31 through April 1, 1966, on Mekong Delta Ham Luong River during January 15, 1967, and on Cua Viet River ( Song Thach Han) during December 10, 1968
USS Canberra (CAG-2) [Guided Missile Cruiser] sent small boats and helicopters ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor during April 1965
USS Canon (PG- [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.)
USS Card (ACV-11) [Escort Aircraft Carrier] mined, sunk, and salvaged in Saigon River Harbor during May 1964
USS Carpenter (DD-825) sent medical team ashore at Song Tra Village on December 20, 1968
USS Carronade (IFS 1) – all vessels of Inshore Fire Support [IFS] Division 93 are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Carter Hall (LSD-3) [Landing Ship Dock] delivered supplies up Saigon River to Nha Be during March-May 1967 and June 1968
USS 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
USS Castor (AKS-1) [General Stores Ship] docked to pier at Da Nang on October 7, 1966
USS Catamount (LSD-17) travelled up Saigon River to Saigon during November 1962 and operated on Nha Be and Long Tau Rivers during April 1969
USS Catskill (MCS/MSC-1) [Minesweeper-Coastal] entered Saigon River on March 18, 1970
USS Cavalier (APA-37) entered Qui Nhon Bay on February 2, 1968
USS Cavalier (APA-37) served as Da Nang Harbor station ship, with crewmembers going ashore, from June-July 1966
USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) [Submarine Rescue/Salvage Ship] traveled up the Saigon River and docked at Saigon during February 1963
USS Charles E. Brannon (DE-446) sent crew members ashore for liberty leave at Duong Dong during March 1962
USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) docked at Da Nang during January 1966
USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) operated on Saigon River during December 1965
USS Chevalier (DD-805) operated on Saigon River during June 15-21, 1966, and Mekong River Delta during January 25, 1968
USS Chicago (CG-11) [Guided Missile Cruiser] while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on May 22, 1969, deck logs show a utility boat went ashore for one hour with 8 crewmembers aboard
USS Clarion River (LSMR 409) [Landing Ship, Medium, Rocket] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Cleveland (LPD-7) [Amphibious Transport Dock] sent Naval Academy Midshipmen on training mission ashore at Da Nang on 9-10 July, 1970
USS Cohoes (AN-78) [Net laying ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Colleton (APB-36) [Self-Propelled Barracks Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Collett (DD-730) provided naval gunfire support while in the Mekong River on August 19, 1965
USS Colonial (LSD-18) travelled up Saigon River to Nha Be during April 1966 and June and September 1969
USS Comstock (LSD-19) [Landing Ship Dock] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Cone (DD-866) docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor on December 11, 1972
USS Conflict (MSO-426) [Minesweeper-Ocean] docked to piers at Cam Ranh Bay on September 30, October 7, 27, 28, and 31, 1971
USS Conflict (MSO-426) [Minesweeper-Ocean] operated on Saigon River April 1, 1966 and Song Huong River (Perfume River) May 14, 1966
USS Conquest (MSO-488) operated on Saigon River during 1962 and entered Qui Nhon Bay on January 29 and February 7-9, 1969
USS Conway (DD-507) operated on Saigon River during early August 1966
USS Cony (DD-508) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during November 6-7, 1967
USS Cook (APD-130) [High Speed Transport] conducted tactical beach surveys with crew members ashore along Vietnam coast during June and July 1966
USS Core (ACV-13) travelled on Saigon River to delivered aircraft to Saigon during June 1965
USNS Corpus Christi Bay (T-ARVH-1) [Helicopter Repair Ship] anchored in Cam Ranh Bay from 1966 to 1969 with US Army crew of helicopter repair technicians who went ashore regularly and assisted a Vietnamese orphanage
USS Corry (DD-817) – provided Naval gunfire support on the Mekong River on October 27, 1968
USS Corry (DD-817) sent small boats ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor January 11-12, 1969 and Nha Trang Harbor February 20, 1969
USS Crockett (PG-88) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Current (ARS-22) [Salvage Ship] conducted salvage operations on Saigon River during July 1964 and April 1967 and Qui Nhon Bay during May 1967 and August 1971
USS Currituck (AV-7) [Sea Plane Tender] anchored at Cam Ranh Bay for month long periods during 1966 and 1967 to repair and tend to Navy sea planes, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Currituck (AV-7) [Sea Plane Tender] travelled up Saigon River to Saigon during early 1964 and operated in Mekong River Delta during June 1965
USS Dahlgren (DLG-12) sent motorized whaleboat and Captain’s gig ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on June 4, 1967
USS Damato (DD-871) operated on Saigon River during December 12-13, 1967
USS Davidson (DE-1045) operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Rung Sat Special Zone of Mekong River Delta from September 16 to October 5, 1967
USS Davidson (DE-1045) sent motorized whaleboat ashore while anchored off coast of Tan My on September 20, 1972
USS Davis (DD-937) sent small boats ashore from anchorage while providing gunfire support in Da Nang Harbor during December 1968
USS De Haven (DD-727) operated on Mekong River September 1, 1963
USS De Haven (DD-727) operated on Saigon River during early March 1967
USS Deliver (ARS-23) docked in Cam Ranh Bay to pick up DeLong floating pier July 26-28, 1973
USS Delta (AR-9) anchored in Vung Tau Harbor repairing other vessels during July 1969 with deck logs showing that crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Dennis J Buckley (DD-808) docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor to deliver drone on December 15, 1969
USS Dennis J Buckley (DD-808) operated on Mekong River Delta, Saigon River, and Ganh Rai Bay during July 1965 and from December 19, 1966 to January 16, 1967; and on Mekong River Delta during June 1971
USS Dewey (DLG-14) sent whaleboat ashore for briefing while in Da Nang Harbor on January 15, 1968
USS Diachenko (APD-123) – conducted tactical beach surveys with crew members from April to August 1968; also, on May 21, 1968, while anchored in Qui Nhon Harbor, a harbor patrol craft arrived at the ship and departed with the commanding officer, operations officer, and communications officer for briefings in Qui Nhon.
USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Rung Sat Special Zone during March 16-20, 1969
USS Du Pont (DD-941) operated on Mekong River Delta during October 1968
USS Dubuque (LPD-8) docked at Da Nang on March 15, 1970
USS Duluth (LPD-6) made numerous dockings at Da Nang, as well as transporting troops and supplies to Chu Lai, Vung Tau, and Quang Tri, from May 1967 to August 1972; also participated in evacuation of Saigon during April 1975 by sending rescue boats ashore at Vung Tau
USS Duncan (DD-874) operated on Long Tau River and Rung Sat Special Zone during January 1969 and Qui Nhon Bay during March 1969
USS Duncan (DD-874) sent small boat ashore for briefing while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on December 14, 1968
USS Duncan (DDR-874) [Radar Picket Destroyer] operated on Saigon River during September and October 1965
USS 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
USS Dyess (DD-880) operated on Saigon River and Rung Sat Special Zone from June 19-July 1, 1966
USS Eaton (DD-510) entered the mouth of the Saigon River in the Mekong River Delta on August 23, 1967
USS Edson (DD-946) docked to Da Nang pier and sent small boats ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor and off Point Allison during July 1971
USS Eldorado (AGC-11) sent crewmembers ashore for liberty leave at Cam Ranh Bay during June 1967 and July 1970
USS Elkhorn (AOG-7) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Endurance (MSO-435) docked to piers at Da Nang at various times during March-June, 1969
USS England (DLG-22) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mission briefings on March 9, 1967 and July 30, 1968
USS Enhance (MSO-437) entered Qui Nhon Bay repeatedly during October through November 1968 and January through February 1969
USS Epperson (DD-719) docked to Da Nang Pier on October 4, 1970
USS Epperson (DD-719) operated on Qui Nhon Bay during November 1965
USS Epperson (DD-719) while anchored off Phan Thiet on November 16, 1969, crewmembers went ashore for liberty leave
USS Epping Forest (MCS-7) [Mine Countermeasure Support Ship] conducted “goodwill” tours at Cam Ranh Bay and Nha Trang with crewmembers going ashore and Vietnamese coming aboard during September-October 1964, and mine sweep of Cua Viet River using smaller vessels from main ship during May 1968
USS Ernest G. Small (DDR-838) [Radar Picket Destroyer] repeatedly sent small boats ashore with naval gunfire spotters in II Corps area during April-May 1966
USS Esteem (MSO-438) crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage while docked at Qui Nhon Bay during December 1967 and again during March 1969
USS Estes (AGC-12) [Amphibious Force Flagship] entered Qui Nhon Bay during June 1965 and anchored in Mekong River during January 1967
USS Estes (AGC-12) sent crewmembers ashore for beach picnic at Vung Tau during April 1968
USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) operated on Mekong River during December 1967
USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) sent crew members ashore for beach party while anchored in Van Phong Bay on September 15, 1969
USS Eversole (DD-789) sent motorized whaleboat ashore to Chu Lai from offshore anchorage to transfer two crewmembers on July 25, 1972
USS Excel (MSO-439) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay July 31, 1967
USS Falgout (DER-324) [Radar Pickett Ship] operated on Mekong River during June 1965 and entered Qui Nhon Bay as part of operation with PCFs interdicting junk traffic during May 1966
USS Fechteler (DD-870) operated in Mekong River Delta on September 27, 1965 and Qui Nhon Bay November 25-26, 1968
USS Fechteler (DD-870) sent crew ashore for beach party on September 25, 1965, and while conducting night patrols of Da Nang Harbor, crewmembers went ashore for daytime liberty leave during October 1965
USS Finch (DER-328) [Destroyer Escort Radar] entered Qui Nhon Bay on January 20, 1966 and December 1967 (when crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage)
USS Firedrake (AE-14) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during April 1966
USS Firm (MSO-444) docked to pier at Da Nang November 26-30, 1969 and docked to piers at Cam Ranh Bay February-April, 1971
USS Fiske (DD-842) operated on Mekong River from June 16-21, 1966
USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) operated on Saigon River and Ganh Rai Bay during February and March 1968
USS Force (MSO-445) while moored with other ships in Vung Tau Harbor, sent crew ashore for liberty leave March 3-7, 1967; and docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay March 13-15, 1972 and Vung Tau April 25-May 3, 1972
USS 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
USS Forrest Royal (DD-872) operated on Saigon River during June 1967
USS Fort Marion (LSD-22) navigated Saigon River to dock in Saigon during February 1966
USS Fortify (MSO-446) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on September 30 and November 29, 1971
USS Fortify (MSO-446) travelled up the Saigon River to Saigon September 19-22, 1964
USS Fox (DLG-33) sent small boat ashore from Da Nang Harbor with Captain for mission briefings on October 24, 1967
USS Francis River (LSMR 525) [Landing Ship, Medium, Rocket] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Frank Knox (DD-742) operated on Long Tau River during June 16-17, 1969
USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858) operated in Mekong River Delta area on March 15, 1966
USS Gallant (MSO-489) docked to pier at Da Nang during November 5-6, 1969
USS Gallop (PG-85) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Gannet (MSC-290) operated on rivers of Mekong Delta at Vinh Long and Binh Thuy during May 1967
USS Geiger (T-AP-197) entered Qui Nhon Bay November 23-26, 1965
USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121) entered Qui Nhon Bay November 6-8, 1966
USS Genesee (AOG-8) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS George Clymer (APA-27) [Amphibious Attack Transport] navigated Saigon River to Saigon Port during January 1963
USS George K. Mackenzie (DD-836) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during February 1969
USS Glennon (DD-840) provided gunfire support on Cua Viet River during June 7, 1972
USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) operated on Cua Dai River December 13, 1968
USS Goldsborough (DDG-20) sent small boats ashore from Da Nang Harbor on December 20 and 24, 1972
USS Graffias (AF-29) [Auxiliary Stores Ship] docked to pier at Da Nang for resupply on February 20 and November 25, 1967, and conducted other in-port docking replenishments at An Thoi and Vung Tau during 1967
USS 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
USS Grasp (ARS-24) – moored to the shore at Wunder Beach and Chu Lai on multiple occasions to repair seaload fuel lines in July and August 1968
USS Grasp (ARS-24) conducted salvaging operations on Song Cua Dia River and other inland waters from February through April 1969
USS Gray (DE-1054) sent motorized whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mail pickup on October 7, 1972
USS Gridley (DLG-21) [Guided Missile Frigate] Docked to Pier #2 in Da Nang Harbor to unload a damaged helicopter on January 12, 1967
USS Guadalupe (AO-32) [Oiler] operated on Ganh Rai Bay during April 1966
USS Guide (MSO-447) [Minesweeper-Ocean] sent motorized whaleboats ashore for briefings while in Da Nang Harbor during May 1970
USS Guide (MSO-447) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on September 30, 1971
USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) operated on Saigon River during April 1965 and March 1968
USS Gurke (DD-783) operated on Ganh Rai Bay, Saigon River, and Mekong River during October 1966 and May 1969
USS Haleakala (AE-25) anchored in Da Nang Harbor August 27 – 29, 1969, due to boiler accident and sent crew ashore prior to departure for Subic Bay for repairs
USS Hamner (DD-718) docked to pier with destroyer tender at Da Nang during April 11-12, 1972
USS Hamner (DD-718) operated on Song Lon Tao and Long Song Tao Rivers, August 15-September 1, 1966; and on Song Gga in Rung Sat Special Zone November 14-15, 1967
USS Hanson (DD-832) operated on Saigon River during July 2-3, 1965 and September 13, 1966
USS Hanson (DD-832) sent motorized whaleboats ashore from Da Nang Harbor on September 17, 1972, for medical evacuation and mail pickup
USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864) operated on Saigon River between late 1965 and mid 1966
USS Hector (AR-7) anchored in Vung Tau Harbor repairing other vessels from July 20 to August 16, 1970, with deck logs stating that crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Henderson (DD-785) operated on Saigon River during December 17, 1965
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) – anchored in Da Nang Harbor on July 21, 1965, and sent crew members ashore for liberty following Change-of-Command ceremony.
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) [Guided Missile Destroyer] docked at Da Nang pier on April 2, 1967 and September 29, 1971
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) [Guided Missile Destroyer] operated on Mekong River Delta during May 1968
USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875) docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor on September 12, 1971 (see other categories)
USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875) operated on Qui Nhon Bay during 1965 and August 1968 and Mekong River Delta during March 1966 and May1969 (see other categories)
USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875) sent whaleboat ashore at Da Nang for briefing on January 23, 1969; sent medical team ashore while off Quang Ngai on 27 February, 1969; conducted whaleboat transfers of personnel to shore on August 27, 1972; sent small boat ashore to transport body for transfer to An Thoi on November 14, 1972; ship’s helicopter transported personnel ashore on November 22, 1972 (see other categories)
USS Herbert J Thomas (DD-833) operated in Mekong River Delta during December 1966 and on Saigon River during April 28, 1968
USS Hermitage (LSD-34) [Landing Ship Dock] docked to Da Nang pier June 2-3, 1967
USS Higbee (DD-806) provided naval gunfire support from Ganh Rai Bay and Mekong River Delta during January-February and April 1966; March 1969; and September 1970
USS Higbee (DD-806) sent small boats ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on September 9, 1965 and December 7, 1967
USS Hissem (DER-400) moored to port side of USS Tuluita (ARG-4) for repairs in Vung Tau area from January 11-23, 1967, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore for liberty leave and sent motorized whaleboat ashore for briefing at An Thoi on February 3, 1967
USS Holder (DD-819) operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River during August 5, 1966
USS Hopewell (DD-681) operated on Mekong River Delta during June 15-16, 1966
USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709) operated on Qui Nhon Bay during January 1969
USS Hull (DD-945) sent small boats ashore while anchored off Nha Trang on February 17, 1968
USS Illusive (MSO-448) conducted training with Vietnamese Navy on Saigon River from January through March 1962
USS Indra (ARL-37) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Inflict (MSO-456) travelled up the Saigon River to Saigon September 19-22, 1964
USS Ingersoll (DD-652) operated on Saigon River October 24-25, 1965
USS Ingraham (DD-694) operated 10 miles up Saigon River on November 12, 1965
USS 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
USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) [Landing Platform, Helicopter] docked to pier at Da Nang on October 6, 1969 and May 19-20, 1971
USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) [Landing Platform, Helicopter] entered Qui Nhon Bay in July 1965
USS James C. Owens (DD-776) docked at Cam Ranh Bay on April 30, 1968
USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) provided naval gunfire support on Song Ca River during October 1967 and Ganh Rai Bay during June 1969
USS 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
USS 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
USS John A. Bole (DD-755) operated on Saigon River during July 4-6, 1966
USS John R. Craig (DD-885) anchored off Nha Trang during summer 1968 with crewmembers going ashore for beach party
USS John R. Craig (DD-885) operated on inland waterway during July 1965
USS John W. Thomason (DD-760) operated on Mekong River Delta for Operation Deck House III during August 1966 and on Nga Be River during 1969
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) operated on Mekong River Delta March 4, 1966 and Ganh Rai Bay during November 7 and December 7, 1968
USS Jouett (DLG-29) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mission briefings on February 15, April 15, and June 1, 1968
USS Kalispell (YTB-784) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Kennebec (AO-36) provided fuel to vessels while in Ganh Rai Bay during August 1969
USS King (DLG-10) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for operations briefing on April 13, 1969 and August 8, 1970
USS Kishwaukee (AOG-9) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Klondike (AR-22) anchored in Vung Tau Harbor repairing other vessels during April 1969 with deck logs showing that crewmembers went ashore
USS Koiner (DER-331) [Destroyer Escort, Radar] 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
USS Kretchmer (DER-329) entered Qui Nhon Bay during September and November 1965, June and August 1966, and April 1967
USS Krishna (ARL-38) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108) [Small Aircraft Carrier: used as helicopter and troop transport] docked at Cam Ranh Bay November 13-16, 1965
USS 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
USS Lawrence (DDG-4) Sent a motorized whaleboat ashore on December 8, 1972, to pick up mail and passengers
USS Leader (MSO-490) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on November 30, 1968
USS Leary (DD-879) operated on the Mekong River Delta on October 9, 1967
USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) docked to pier at Da Nang on February 12, 1973
USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) operated on Ganh Rai Bay and channels during August 1969
USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764) operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Saigon River area during December 28, 1970
USS Lofberg (DD-759) operated on Song Nha Be River during February 18-21 and April 14-15, 1969 and on Song Cua Dai River during April 10-12, 1969
USS 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 Captains Gig went ashore on September 4, 1969
USS Lowe (DE-325) anchored in Saigon Harbor during April 1966
USS Lowry (DD-770) operated on Mekong River Delta during October 1968
USS Lowry (DD-770) sent motorized whaleboat ashore at Phan Thiet on June 5, 1968
USS Loyalty (MSO-457) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay on April 9 and 25, 1971
USS Loyalty (MSO-457) travelled up the Saigon River to Saigon September 19-22, 1964
USS Lucid (MSO-458) docked to pier at Da Nang for off-loading and on-loading equipment during May 1967
USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) traveled up Saigon River for a four-day visit to Saigon during May 1964
USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) operated on Cua Ham Loung River and Mekong River Delta during April 1966 and Mekong River Delta during March 1969
USS Maddox (DD-731) sent motorized whaleboats ashore while anchored in Vung Tau Harbor on March 3, 1967
USS Magoffin (APA-199) entered Qui Nhon Bay to offload troops during October 23-24, 1965
USS Mahan (DLG-11) [Guided Missile Frigate] sent a “group of personnel” ashore at Da Nang for a short tour of Monkey Mountain on October 6, 1968
USS Mahan (DLG-11) [Guided Missile Frigate] visited Saigon via Saigon River from October 24-28, 1962
USS Mahopac (ATA-196) moored in Saigon during October 6-9, 1965, and operated on Mekong River from October 30-November 3, 1966
USS Manatee (AO-58) docked for in-port replenishment at An Thoi and Vung Tau during November 1968
USS Manley (DD-940) docked periodically at Da Nang and sent crew members ashore for liberty leave and work details between November 1966 and March 1967
USS Mansfield (DD-728) entered mouth of Mekong River on November 29, 1965, and operated on Saigon River August 8-19, 1966 and December 21-24, 1969
USS Marathon (PG-89) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Mark (AKL-12) [Light Cargo Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Markab (AR-23) [Repair Ship] conducted repair operations on Ganh Rai Bay during November 1967
USS Mars (AFS-1) [Combat Stores Ship] operated on Mekong River July 8, 1966
USS Mataco (ATF-86) [Fleet Ocean Tug] docked to piers at Da Nang during May and August 1968
USS Mataco (ATF-86) [Fleet Ocean Tug] provided tow on Saigon River and delivered vessels to inland river base at Nha Be during June-August 1968
USS Maury (AGS-16) conducted surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal areas and rivers from November 1965 through 1969
USS McCaffery (DD-860) provided naval gunfire support while in Mekong River during April 8-9, 1967
USS McCaffery (DD-860) sent small boat ashore while in Da Nang Harbor December 12-14, 1972
USS McGinty (DE-365) [Destroyer Escort] sent crew members ashore at Da Nang for a party on WESTPAC cruise during spring 1962
USS McKean (DD-784) operated on Mekong and Saigon River Deltas during March 14-15, 1967
USS McMorris (DE-1036) entered Qui Nhon Bay during July 1965
USS Mercer (APB-39) [Self-Propelled Barracks Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Merrick (AKA-97) [Attack Cargo Ship] participated in Operation Jackstay amphibious landings while on Saigon River during March 1966
USS Mobile (LKA-115) docked to pier at Da Nang on September 20, 1970 and April 16, 1971
USS Moctobi (ATF-105) provided tow on Saigon River with deliveries to inland river base at Nha Be during September-October 1967
USS Montrose (APA-212) [Attack Transport] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Morton (DD-948) docked to pier at Da Nang on February 7-10, 1973
USS Morton (DD-948) operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River during April 1966 and February 1969
USS Morton (DD-948) sent small boat ashore at Hue on November 13, 1972
USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) [Amphibious Force Flagship] Command ship for 7th Fleet Amphibious Force operated out of Da Nang during 1969 with evidence that crew members went ashore
USS Mullany (DD-528) entered Qui Nhon Bay during June 1965
USS Mullinnix (DD-944) operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River during August 5-6, 1966
USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) entered Qui Nhon Bay during February 1967
USS Navarro (APA-215) transported Thai “Queen’s Cobras” troops from Thailand to Saigon via Saigon River during September 1967
USS New (DD-818) operated on Song Bu Lu River during October 1967
USS New (DD-818) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mission briefing on August 8, 1967
USS New Jersey (BB-62) sent 30 crew members ashore for Thanksgiving dinner while offshore near Hue on November 28, 1968
USS New Orleans (LPH-11) docked to pier at Da Nang on March 12, 1970
USS Newell (DER-322) [Destroyer Escort Radar] docked at port of Nha Trang during December 22-24, 1965
USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883) operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River from November 23-28, 1966
USS Newport News (CA-148) [Heavy Cruiser] operated on Song Huong Estuary during February 1968 and on Mekong River Delta in vicinity of Vinh Binh Province during December 1968
USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3) unloaded supplies on Saigon River and Cam Ranh Bay, April 22-25, 1968
USS Nicholas (DD-449) [Destroyer] operated on Ganh Rai Bay during April 1965, Mekong River Delta during January 1967, and Ganh Rai Bay and Mekong River Delta during August 1968
USS Noa (DD-841) operated on Qui Nhon Bay during April 1969
USS Norris (DD-859) conducted operations on inland Song Nga River during November-December 1966
USS Noxubee (AOG-56) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Nueces (APB-40) [Self-Propelled Barracks Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS 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
USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) conducted salvage operations for damaged swift boat on Ganh Hao River during July 1967
USS O’Bannon (DD-450) operated on Saigon River during May 22-24, 1966
USS O’Brien (DD-725) sent motorized whaleboat ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on December 16, 1969
USS O’Callahan (DE-1051) sent gunfire spotters ashore in vicinity of Cua Viet River on January 13, 1973
USS Ogden (LPD-5) [Amphibious Transport Dock] made numerous dockings at Da Nang to transport troops and supplies, with crew members going ashore, from February 1966 to March 1973
USS Okanogan (APA-220) [Attack Transport] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Okanogan (APA-220) navigated Saigon River to Saigon for delivery of Thai troops during August 1968
USS Okinawa (LPH-3) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay to offload aircraft during May 1971
USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) [Light Guided Missile Cruiser] docked in Saigon during 21-24 July 1964 and operated in the mouth of the Thach Han River during July 20-21, 1966
USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) [Light Guided Missile Cruiser] sent small boats ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor during September 1966 and January-February 1970 and sent ship’s softball team ashore during July 1969
USS Orleck (DD-886) operated on Mekong River Delta during July 1969
USS Ouellet (DE-1077) sent motorized whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor on July 29, 1972
USS Oxford (AGTR-1) [Technical Research Ship] conducted numerous month-long deployments along the Vietnam coast collecting data, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore, between 1965 and 1969
USS Ozbourn (DD-846) conducted fire support missions on Saigon River from October-November 1965 and August-October 1966
USS Ozbourn (DD-846) docked briefly to piers in Da Nang Harbor on February 21, April 1, and April 11, 1971
USS Passumpsic (A0-107) docked in-port at An Thoi on June 28, 1971
USS Patapsco (AOG-1) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Paul Revere (APA-248) assisted with salvage of the USS Card (ACV-11) in Saigon Harbor on Saigon River during May 1964 and transported Korean troops through Qui Nhon Bay during October-November 1965
USS Perkins (DD-877) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during October 1967 and on Saigon River during June 1969
USS Persistent (MSO-491) docked to piers at Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay during October-December 1970
USS Pickaway (APA-222) operated on Rung Sat Special Zone from March 31 to April 5, 1966
USS Picking (DD-685) operated on Saigon River during November 16, 1965
USS Pictor (AF-54) [Auxiliary Stores Ship] entered Cua Viet River while delivering supplies to Dong Ha during September 1967
USS Pictor (AF-54) docked to pier at Da Nang during 1969
USS 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 crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Pledge (MSO-492) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay intermittently during July 1967 and May-June 1971
USS Pledge (MSO-492) entered Qui Nhon Bay on May 8, 15, and 21, 1971
USS Point Defiance (LSD-31) entered Qui Nhon Bay to deliver troops during July 1965; operated on Saigon River during March 1967; and conducted several operations on Saigon River to Saigon Port during October and November 1968
USS Pollux (AKS-4) [General Stores Ship] delivered supplies while in Ganh Rai Bay on April 4. 1966, June 14, August 16, and October 31, 1967, and January 5, March 14, April 5, May 29, June 18, August 5, and October 10, 1968
USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) [Fleet Oiler] sent crew members ashore to visit the An Thoi Naval Base on April 27, 1969
USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) operated on Mekong River Delta during July 1971(see other category)
USS Porterfield (DD-682 [Destroyer] while operating in close coastal waters on March 19, 1966, two officers and a seaman went ashore in a junk and, on April 8, 1966, a small boat went ashore from Da Nang Harbor with Vietnamese officers
USS Power (DD-839) sent Commanding Officer and others ashore in whaleboat for briefing while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on November 13, 1968
USS Preston (DD-795) operated on Mekong River Delta, Ganh Rai Bay, and Saigon River during September 28 – 29 and December 27 – 29, 1965, on Mekong River Delta June 3, 1967, and Ganh Rai Bay on November 24, 1968
USS Prichett (DD-561) operated on Mekong River Delta in September 1966 and operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River during August 1969
USS Prime (MSO-466) docked to pier at Da Nang on February 16, 1967
USS Princeton (LPH-5) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during April 1966
USS Procyon (AF-61) docked and conducted in-port replenishments at Da Nang during June 1965, November 1965, January 1966, December 1966, August 1967, and April 1970; and at Cam Ranh Bay during January 1966 and May 1970
USS Providence (CLG-6) operated on Saigon River 3 days during January 1964, on Song Huong (Perfume River) during February 15, 1968, and on Cua Viet River during August 1972
USS Pyro (AE-24) [Auxiliary Explosive, Ammunition Ship] sent small boat ashore from Da Nang Harbor with injured crew member for medical treatment on September 29, 1972
USS Quapaw (ATF-110) provided tow on Saigon River with deliveries to inland river base at Nha Be during June 1966
USS Queenfish (SS-393) sent crew ashore for liberty leave while anchored in Nha Trang Harbor from August 27-September 7, 1962
USS Radford (DD-446) [Destroyer] operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Saigon River during December 1967
USS Ramsey (DEG-2) [Destroyer Escort] docked to pier in Da Nang Harbor on November 24th and 30th, 1969, and January 6, 1973
USS Ready (PG-87) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Reclaimer (ARS-42) operated in Saigon Harbor to salvage USS Card (ACV-11) from sinking in Saigon River during May 1964 and in Rung Sat Special Zone of Mekong River Delta salvaging ships during early 1966
USS Regulus (AF-57) conducted numerous in-port docking replenishments at Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, An Thoi, and Da Nang during March-November 1966, May-July 1967, February-December 1968, October-December 1969, June-September 1970, and April-July 1971
USS Rehoboth (AGS-50) conducted hydrographic survey of Mekong River Delta area during December 1965
USS Repose (AH-16) [Hospital Ship] operated continuously on close coastal waters from 1966-1970, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Rich (DD-820) docked to pier at Da Nang on December 13, 1972
USS Richard B Anderson (DD-786) docked to pier at Da Nang on August 29, 1972
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) operated on Mekong River Delta during May-June, 1966
USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849) operated on inland river north of Da Nang during June 2-5, 1966, protecting Marines holding a bridge
USS Richard E. Krause (DD-849) sent motorized whaleboats ashore while in Da Nang Harbor on December 29, 1972
USS Richard S Edwards (DD-950) operated on Mekong River Delta in Province of Kien Hoa during February 28 and March 1, 1969
USS Richard S. Edwards (DD-950) – sent personnel ashore via small boat on November 5, 1967, and December 1, 1967
USS Richmond K. Turner (DLG-20) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mission briefing on December 4, 1966
USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847) entered Song Da Rang River (near Tuy Hoi) and Rung Sat Special Zone area during February-March 1969
USS Robison (DDG-12) provided naval gunfire support for Operation Jackstay in Rung Sat Special Zone and Saigon River during April 1966
USS Rogers (DD-876) sent whaleboats ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor July 29-August 3, 1971
USS Rowan (DD-782) operated on Song Tra Khuc River and Qui Nhon Bay from April through July 1965, December 1967, and June 1969
USS Rupertus (DD-851) operated on Saigon River during April 1966 and May 1969
USS Rupertus (DD-851) sent motorized whaleboats ashore while in Da Nang Harbor on January 4, 1973
USS Sacramento (AOE-1) [Fast Combat Support Ship] regularly sent helicopters ashore to Da Nang for mail pick-up during March-August 1970
USS Safeguard (ARS-25) [Salvage Ship] anchored in Da Nang Harbor repairing other vessels with evidence that workboats went ashore during July 1971
USS Safeguard (ARS-25) docked at Pier-2 in Cam Ranh Bay on August 14, 1971
USS Safeguard (ARS-25) operated on Ganh Rai Bay and Mekong River Delta during December 8, 1965
USS Saint Paul (CA-73) [Cruiser] while anchored in Da Nang Harbor, small boats sent ashore on May 9, 1969, and May 25, July 17, and September 17, 1970
USS 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
USS Sample (DE-1048) – sent motor whaleboat to shore on July 26, 1972
USS Sample (DE-1048) – Travelled on Cua Viet River on April 27, 1972
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823) operated on Mekong River Delta and Saigon River during December 1965
USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) [Destroyer Tender] multiple dockings to piers at Da Nang during April 1972
USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) operated on Saigon River, Rung Sat Special Zone, and Mekong River Delta during November 1965 and September-December 1968
USS Sanctuary (AH-17) operated continuously on close coastal waters from 1967-1971, with evidence that crewmembers went ashore on liberty leave
USS Satyr (ARL-23) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Savage (DER-386) Sent crew ashore to provide medical assistance to villages from January 1 to 15, 1966, and from June 12 to September 15, 1966
USS Seminole (AKA/LKA-104) [Attack/Amphibious Cargo Ship] docked in Saigon during July 1962; operated on Saigon River channel on March 4, 1967; and entered Cua Viet River on May 26, 1967
USS Serrano (AGS-24) conducted mapping surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal and river areas from 1966 through 1969
USS Sheldrake (AGS-19) conducted sounding surveys of Vietnam coastal and inland waterways October 1967 through March 1968
USS Shelton (DD-790) conducted small boat inland waterborne logistics craft (WBLC) surveillance of Cua Viet River on August 16, 1972
USS Shelton (DD-790) operated on Saigon River during January 16, 1966
USS Southerland (DD-743) operated on Song Nga and Saigon River during July 1966
USS Sphinx (ARL-24) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Sproston (DD-577) operated on Mekong River Delta and Ganh Rai Bay during January 1966
USS St. Louis (AKA/LKA-116) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during March 9, 1971
USS Steinaker (DD-863) anchored off Phan Thiet July 25- August 3, 1968 with crewmembers going ashore to visit Junk Base
USS Stoddard (DD-566) operated on Saigon River during September 1965
USS Stormes (DD-780) sent motorized whaleboat ashore to assist 2nd ARVN and 2nd US Advisory Group on September 17, 1966
USS Strong (DD-758) operated in Mekong River Delta and Rung Sat Special Zone during April 1968
USS Surfbird (ADG-383) [Degaussing Ship] conducted anti-mine degaussing operation for ships on Qui Nhon Bay during November 1967 and August 1969
USS Surfbird (ADG-383) [Degaussing Ship] sent crew members ashore during anti-mine degaussing operations at Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau, Da Nang, and Con Son Island during September-November 1967; March-July and December 1968; March and December 1969; and January-February 1970
USS Talladega (APA-208) operated on Saigon River during October 1967
USS Tanner (AGS-15) [Mapping Survey Ship] conducted surveys of Mekong River Delta and other coastal areas and rivers from October 1966 through 1968
USS Taussig (DD-746) operated on Soirap River in Mekong River Delta during June 15-26, 1966
USS Tawakoni (ATF-114) operated in Saigon Harbor to salvage USS Card (ACV-11) from sinking in Saigon River during May 1964
USS Tawasa (ATF-92) moored in Saigon from June 30 – July 4, 1964
USS Taylor (DD-468) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during August 1967 and November-December 1968
USS Thomaston (LSD-28) conducted dredge lift on Saigon River during November 1964
USS Tillamook (ATA-192) [Auxiliary Ocean Tug] operated on Qui Nhon Bay during April 1965 and on Long Tau branch of Saigon River during January 1966
USS Tolovana (AO-64) sent crew ashore for beach party at Phu Quoc during May 1971
USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) [Gasoline Tanker] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Tortuga (LSD-26) [Landing Ship Dock] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Towers (DDG-9) operated on Saigon River and Rung Sat Special Zone during July 1966
USS Towhee (AGS-28) conducted sounding surveys of Vietnam coastal and inland waterways October 1967 through March 1968
USS Tripoli (LPH-10) [Landing Platform Helicopter] sent crew members ashore for beach party at Da Nang on July 29, 1967
USS Truxtun (DLGN-35) sent small boats ashore from Da Nang Harbor on June 2, 1968 and October 25, 1969
USS Turner Joy (DD-951) entered Cua Viet River channel on December 24, 1969
USS Tutuila (ARG-4) [Repair Ship] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Uhlmann (DD-687) entered Qui Nhon Bay during June 1965
USS Union (AKA/LKA-106) anchored in Hue River while conducting operations during April 1965
USS 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
USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) entered mouth of Hue River during December 1965
USS Vance (DER-387) entered Qui Nhon Bay on January 20, 1966
USS Vancouver (LPD-2) [Amphibious Transport Dock] entered Qui Nhon Bay during September 11-12, 1971
USS Vancouver (LPD-9) docked to pier at Da Nang on June 19, 1971
USS Vega (AF-59) conducted resupply operations on Mekong River Delta September 13, 1966
USS Vesole (DD-878) operated on Saigon River during December 1965-February 1966
USS Vogelgesang (DD-862 ) provided gunfire support while in Thu Bong River during October 18-29, 1966
USS Vogelgesang (DD-862) anchored in Da Nang Harbor and sent 30 crewmembers ashore on August 15, 1966
USS W. A. Mann (T-AP-112) [Military Transport] entered Qui Nhon Bay August 23, 1965
USS Waddell (DDG-24) Launched a whaleboat and Captain’s GIG to shore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on December 28, 1971
USS Waddell (DDG-24) operated on Saigon River during March 1966 and Cua Viet River during March 1967
USS Walke (DD-723) operated on Mekong River Delta during September 2, 1969
USS Walker (DD-517) operated on inland waterway near Chu Lai during April 1966, on Mekong River during May 1967, and Saigon River during December 1968
USS Walton (DE-361) travelled up Saigon River and docked in Saigon Harbor during March 1962
USS Warbler (MSC-206) [Minesweeper-Coastal] docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay July 22-25, 1964 and June 18 and July 6, 1970
USS Warrington (DD-843) operated on Mekong River Delta and Rung Sat Special Zone during March 1967
USS Weiss (APD/LPR-135) [High Speed Transport/Small Amphibious Transport] 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
USS Welch (PG-93) [Patrol Gunboat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Whetstone (LSD-27) anchored as long term “boat haven” for repairs of smaller vessels on Qui Nhon Bay during June-July 1965
USS Whetstone (LSD-27) 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
USS Whippoorwill (MSC-207) [Minesweeper-Ocean] entered Qui Nhon Bay repeatedly during July-August 1968
USS Whippoorwill (MSC-207) docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay during July 22-25, 1964; March 10, 1969; July 21 and 29, August 13, and September 1, 1970
USS White River (LSMR 536) [Landing Ship, Medium, Rocket] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Widgeon (MSC-208) docked repeatedly to piers at Cam Ranh Bay during July 1964 and June-July 1969
USS Wilhoite (DER-397) sent crew members onto enemy vessel in De Sey Ky River during July 16, 1965 and sent landing party ashore from Vung Tau Harbor on September 28, 1968
USS William C. Lawe (DD-763) – Operated on the mouth of the Cua Viet River on December 20, 1972
USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13) sent whaleboat ashore from Da Nang Harbor for mission briefing on August 8, 1967
USS Wiltsie (DD-716) docked in Da Nang during January 1973, with evidence of crew members going ashore
USS Wiltsie (DD-716) operated on Saigon River during July 1966
USS Wiltsie (DD-716) while operating in close coastal waters during September 1970, two officers and five sailors were sent ashore by helicopter for one night
USN Winnemucca (YTB-785) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USS Woodpecker (MSC-209) entered Qui Nhon Bay during May 1965
USS Worden (DLG-18) sent whaleboat ashore for briefing while in Da Nang Harbor on November 27, 1968
USS Wrangell (AE-12) [Auxiliary Explosive, Ammunition Ship] entered Mekong River Delta to supply ammunition for US Coast Guard vessel on November 21, 1968
AGP [Assault Group Patrol/Patrol Craft Tender] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Barracks Barge (APL-26) [Sleeping Quarters] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Barracks Barge (APL-30) [Sleeping Quarters] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-16) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-17) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-18) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-20) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Floating Base Platform (YRBM-21) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
LCM [Landing Craft, Mechanized] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
LCU [Landing Craft, Utility] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
LCVP [Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
LST [Landing Ship, Tank] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
“Mobile Riverine Force” – vessels referred to in military records in this way are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
PBR [Patrol Boat, River] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
PCF [Patrol Craft, Fast or Swift Boat] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
STABS [Strike Assault Boats] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USN Harbor Tug 84 (YTB-84) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
USN Harbor Tug 85 (YTB-85) [Repair, Berthing, and Messing Barge] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.
WAK [Cargo Vessel] – U.S. Coast Guard Cutters with this hull designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways, during their Vietnam tours.
WHEC [High Endurance Cutter] – U.S. Coast Guard Cutters with this hull designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways, during their Vietnam tours.
WLB [Buoy Tender] – U.S. Coast Guard Cutters with this hull designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways, during their Vietnam tours.
WPB [Patrol Boat] – U.S. Coast Guard Cutters with this hull designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways, during their Vietnam tours.
YFU [Harbor Utility Craft] – vessels with this designation are associated with operating primarily or exclusively on Vietnam’s inland waterways.

In addition to its name, all US Navy and Coast Guard vessels are assigned letters and numbers, usually painted on the forward hull of the ship, that identify the ship type and the numerical order in which it was built. Ships on the above list are arranged alphabetically and then by the ship type letter designations and then numerically by hull numbers within that ship type. As an example, for the USS Ingersoll (DD-652), “DD” represents the “destroyer” ship type and the number shows that this is the 652nd destroyer built for sea service.

This list is evolving and is not complete. Therefore, the presumption of Agent Orange exposure should not be denied solely because the Veteran’s ship is not on this list.