January 19 New Ships List Breakout


The VA has released a new Ships List for Inland Water Service. Go To the VA Web Site to see the entire list of all ships now listed.

The list below shows ONLY the 47 new ships that were added to the Ships List of Eligibility for the Presumption of Exposure To Herbicides in Vietnam.

NOTE: This list only shows the 47 NEW NAMES that were added. You should also check the full list to see if a previously listed ship had any date or activity changes made to it that are not shown here.
This List Breakout does NOT show every change made to the VA Listing. It only shows the names of 47 NEW SHIPS that were added. Total accumulation of all ships listed can be found on the full Ship List Release.

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Ship Name Activities in Vietnam
Aludra (AF-55) Conducted in-port replenishments at Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Tau and An Thoi during March 1969 and docked to pier at Da Nang April 17-18, 1969
Benner (DD-807) Operated on inland Ganh Rai Bay and Rung Sat Special Zone during June 26-July 1, 1968
Bigelow (DD-942) Docked to pier at Da Nang for one hour on April 19, 1967
Castor (AKS-1) (General Stores Ship) Docked to pier at Da Nang on October 7, 1966
Colonial (LSD-18) (Landing Ship Dock) Traveled on Saigon River to Nha Be on June 22 and September 25-30, 1969
Current (ARS-22) (Salvage Ship) Conducted salvage operations on Saigon River during July 1964 and April 1967 and inland waterway of Qui Nhon Bay/Harbor during May 1967 and August 1971
Dahlgren (DLG-12) (Guided Missile Cruiser) Sent motorized whaleboat and captain’s gig ashore while anchored in Da Nang Harbor on June 4, 1967
De Haven (DD-727) Operated on Saigon River during early March 1967
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
Eldorado (AGC-11) (Amphibious Force Flagship) Sent crewmembers ashore for beach party at Cam Ranh Bay during July 1970
Esteem (MSO-438) Crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage while docked at inland waterway Qui Nhon Bay/Harbor during December 1967
Eversole (DD-789) Sent motorized whaleboat ashore to Chu Lai from offshore anchorage to transfer two crewmembers on July 25, 1972
Finch (DER-328) Crewmembers painted a Vietnamese orphanage while docked at inland waterway Qui Nhon Bay/Harbor during December 1967
Force (MSO-445) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay March 13-15, 1972 and at Vung Tau April 25-May 3, 1972
General R M Blatchford (AP-153) (Transport Ship) Landed elements of 1st Infantry Division at Vung Tau by small boats during October 1965
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 piers in Da Nang, Chu Lai, Cam Ranh Bay, and Tan My from November 1970 through April 1971 and August 1972 through January 1973
Herbert J Thomas (DD-833) Operated in Mekong River Delta during December 1966
Hermitage (LSD-34) Conducted numerous troop landings in Da Nang area from June through October 1967 and docked to Da Nang pier June 2-3, 1967
Hugh Purvis (DD-709) Operated on the inland waters of Qui Nhon Bay during January 1969
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
Lenawee (APA-195) Conducted troop and supply landings at Da Nang and Chu Lai from April 1965 to December 1966
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
McKean (DD-784) Operated on Mekong and Saigon River Deltas during March 14-15, 1967
Morton (DD-948) Operated on Vung Ganh Rai and Saigon River during April 1966 and February 1969
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
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
Okinawa (LPH-3) (Landing Platform Helicopter Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay to offload aircraft during May 1971
Ozbourn (DD-846) Conducted fire support missions on Saigon River October-November 1965 and August-October 1966
Paul Revere (APA-248) Assisted with salvage of the USS Card (ACV-11) in Saigon Harbor on Saigon River during May 1964 Conducted small boat troop landings at Qui Nhon, Quang Ngai Province, and elsewhere from August 1965 through April 1966 and August through November 1967.
Point Defiance (LSD-31) Operated on Saigon River during March 1967 and conducted several operations on Saigon River to Saigon Port during October and November 1968
Conducted numerous troop and supply landings with small boats at Da Nang, Qui Nhon, Van Tuong, and Kien Hoa from May 1965 through October 1972.
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
Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) Docked to pier at Da Nang on August 29, 1972
Richard S Edwards (DD-950) Operated on Mekong River Delta in Province of Kien Hoa during February 28 and March 1, 1969
Rupertus (DD-851) Operated on Saigon River during May 1969
Saint Paul (CA-73) (Cruiser) While anchored in Da Nang Harbor on May 9, 1969 and May 25, 1970, deck logs show limited small boat operations to shore
Shelton (DD-790) Operated on Saigon River during January 16, 1966
Steinaker (DD-863) Anchored off Phan Thiet July 25- August 3, with crewmembers going ashore to visit Junk Base
Tolovana (AO-64) (Fleet Oiler) Sent crew ashore for beach party at Phu Quoc during May 1971
Towers (DDG-9) Operated on Saigon River and Rung Sat Special Zone during July 1966
Warbler (MSC-206) (Minesweeper-Coastal) Docked to pier at Cam Ranh Bay July 22-25, 1964 and June 18 and July 6, 1970
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


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