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 military service 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
The list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange has moved to the Veterans Benefits Administration compensation website. The updated list can now be found on VBA’s “Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange” Web page.
Ships are regularly added to the list based on updated information confirmed in official records of ship operations. Ship not on the list and you think it should be?
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Need help determining qualifying service?
VA will help determine qualifying service in Vietnam after you file a claim for compensation benefits. To contact VA:
- Call 1-800-827-1000 or 1-800-829-4833 (TDD for hearing impaired)
- Go to your nearest VA benefits office