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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.
    Length 130'
    Beam 21' 4"
    Draft 7' 3"
    Speed 11.4 kts
    Armament none
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 20
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Galaxy 66k USS Galaxy (IX-54) prior to World War II as Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter's motor yacht, Galaxy, circa 1930.
    Photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    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
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    Last Updated 13 November 2015