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USS Bowdoin (IX-50)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Two-masted Auxiliary Schooner:
  • Built in 1921, official number 22125, at Hodgdon Brothers, East Boothbay, ME.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in May 1941 for use in the South Greenland Patrol
  • Commissioned, USS Bowdoin (IX-50), 16 June 1941, LCDR. Donald B. MacMillan USNR in command.
  • Decommissioned, 16 December 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register in May 1944
  • Sold by the US Government in 1945
  • Current Disposition, in use as a sail training vessel at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME., owned by the Schooner Bowdoin Association, Inc.
    Displacement 66 t.
    Length 88'
    Beam 20' 2"'
    Draft 9' 4"
    Sail - 2,900 square feet of canvas
    Auxiliary, 190-hp Cummings Diesel engine
    single propeller.
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    Bowdoin 115k USS Bowdoin (IX-50) moored in the ice, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo form "All Hands" magazine, issue dated April 1946
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Bowdoin 71k Ex-Bowdoin (IX-50) underway under sail, date and location unknown. Gunther Krebs
    Bowdoin 74k Bowdoin moored at Mystic Seaport, CT. circa 1959-68. Photo courtesy of the Marine Historical Association Gunther Krebs
    Bowdoin 43k Bowdoin underway using sail, date and place unknown. Gunther Krebs

    USS Bowdoin (IX-50)
    History entry at the National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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