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Highland Light (IX-48)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Bravo - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Auxiliary Cruiser:
  • Laid down in 1931 by George Lawley & Son, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched in 1931
  • Acquired by the US Navy, and placed in service as Highland Light (IX-48), 26 October 1940
  • Placed out of service in 1965
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1965
  • Sold in 1968 Anthony O. Mignano of Los Angeles, placed in service as a passenger craft, known to be active into 1972
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 32 t.
    Length 68' 7"
    Beam 15' 4"
    Propulsion sail with auxiliary system unknown
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    Highland Light 447k Naval Academy training yacht Highland Light (IX-48) underway, date and location unknown. Believed to be a US Navy photo Gunter Krebs

    Highland Light (IX-48)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Sandeman's Yachting Chronicles - Highland Light a lost heritage
    Small IX: Naval Academy Yachts,
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    Last Updated 10 March 2017