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The USS Grapple (ARS7) served our country well from 1943 to the early 1980. She served in the Second World War, the Korean conflict and Viet Nam. Hundreds of US Navy officers and enlisted men have served on her and many are still out there someplace.
We should not forget her so this web site is dedicated to her and the men that served on her.

BOSN Stan Cook USN ret

This site is proudly sponsored by crew members: Loren Frye, Buck Rudd, Ed Armijo, Larry McConnell, Leonard Hughes(Eternal Patrol 11/03), Gordon Miller and Stan Cook
If you can afford it please consider donating to maintain the Grapple website. As it is currently totally funded by Bosn Cook.
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Attention crew members.  If you were aboard the Grapple between  November 1970 to August 1972 you WERE exposed to Agent Orange.  Grapple conducted numerous repair and salvage 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.
The USS Grapple is now officially on the VA ship exposed to Agent Orange list.  Call the VA and tell them you want to file an Agent Orange Claim.  Or go to this website: