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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1926 as Faith, a wooden-hulled auxiliary ketch, by Arthur D. Story Shipyards, Essex, MA.
Renamed Araner in June 1934
Acquired by the US Navy, 27 January 1942
Place in service as Araner (IX-57), 26 February 1942
Placed out of service and laid up at Naval Frontier Base, San Diego, CA., 1 May 1944
Returned to her owner, 12 July 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
Renamed Faith circa 1975
Renamed Windjammer a short time later
Displacement 147 t.
Length 106' 5"
Beam 25' 2"
Speed 8 kts.
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||Araner (IX-57) under way, date and location unknown.
||Bettie V Black for her father George V Black Jr., Araner
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
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