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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USS Galaxy (IX-54)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Bravo - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Underway Sound Experimental Vessel:
Built in 1930 by Pusey and Jones, Co., Wilmington DL., Bernard W. Doyle, Leominster, MA.
Launched, 11 June 1930
Purchased by the US Navy, 8 September 1941
Commissioned USS Galaxy (IX-54), 20 September 1941, LTjg. William D. Hodges, USNR, in command
Allocated to the 1st Naval District, at East Boston to conduct experimental underwater sound work
Decommissioned, 2 August 1945, placed in service the same day
Placed out of service, 25 March 1946, at Boston, MA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 may 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 20 May 1946, for disposal
Displacement 320 t.
Beam 21' 4"
Draft 7' 3"
Speed 11.4 kts
Diesel 160 Bbls
one Winton Diesel engine
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 25Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 15Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 750shp
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||USS Galaxy (IX-54) prior to World War II as Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter's motor yacht, Galaxy, circa 1930.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Galaxy (IX-54)
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
Hagley Digit Archives - Pusey & Jones Photo Collection - Launch of Galaxy
Last Updated 13 November 2015
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