APL 26

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    APL-17 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship
    Keel Laid July 24 1944 - Launched December 24 1944

  1. APL-26
    Placed In Service January 18 1944 - Out of Service (Date unknown)
    Placed In Service 1969 - Out of Service 1971

  2. HQ-9050 (South Vietnamese Naval Service)
    Transferred to South Vietnam March 1971

    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1946-69)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established February 1 1946 - Disestablished April 15 1947


Locy Type



Post Office Reestablished 1969 - Disestablished 1969


Locy Type
2r (USS)




Locy Type




Other Information

APL-26 received 14 Campaign Stars for Vietnam service
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
February 22 to May 31 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
June 1 1967 to January 29 1968
* Tet Counteroffensive
January 30 to April 4 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
April 2 to June 30 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
July 1 to November 1 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
November 2 1968 to February 22 1969
* Tet/69 Counteroffensive
February 23 to June 8 1969
* Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
June 9 to October 31 1969
* Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
November 1 1969 to April 30 1970
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive
May 1 to June 30 1970
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
July 1 1970 to June 30 1971
* Consolidation I
July 1 to November 30 1971
* Consolidation II
December 1 1971 to March 29 1972
* Vietnam Ceasefire
March 30 1972 to January 28 1973

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Presidential Unit Citation (2) - Navy Unit Commendation (3) - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal (with Palm device) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



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