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Newton (II) (IX-33)
Newton (II) (ID# 4306) (1922 - 1941)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Golf - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Training Vessel:
  • Built in 1919 at L. H. Shattuck, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Acquired by the Navy from the US Shipping Board, 2 October 1922
  • Assigned to the Naval Militia of the State of New Jersey, as a training ship
  • Designated (lX-33), 17 February 1941
  • Placed in service, 22 November 1944, at the New York Navy Yard, to serve as a brig for Navy Armed Guard
  • Placed out of service, 14 November 1945
  • Struck from the Navy Register, 8 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 12 September 1946, sunk in the Hudson River the same month
    Displacement 5,450 t. (limiting)
    Length 268'
    Beam 45' 2"
    Draft 22' (limiting)
    one 4" gun
    four 6-pdrs
    one non-operational Worthington vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine

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    Newton 139k Newton (IX-33) with YP-11 and USS PE-55 at Jersey City, N.J., in 1935.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 66889. Courtesy
    Mike Green
    Newton 40k Newton (IX-33) docked at Armed Guard Center, Brooklyn, New York, being used as the brig, US Navy photo, circa 1945. Joe Radigan, MACM USN Ret
    Newton 57k Newton (IX-33) docked at Armed Guard Center, Brooklyn, New York.
    Photo from World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard and World War II U.S. Merchant Marine web site.
    Robert Hurst

    Newton (II) (IX-33)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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