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Volador (IX-59)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (US Army, 1 battle star) - World War II Victory Medal


Wooden-hulled Schooner:
  • Designed by William Gardiner
  • Built in 1926 by William Muller, Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 1926
  • Acquired by the Navy, 2 February 1942
  • Placed in service , 19 February 1942, as Volador (IX-59), at Section Base, San Pedro, CA.
  • Placed out of service and delivered the War Shipping Administration, 17 August 1943, for transfer to the US Army
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 September 1943
  • Volador served the US Army as a communications ship in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) Volador participated in the Papua-New Guinea campaign
  • In addition to standard CP fleet duties Volador became a radio repair ship "to supply floating maintenance wherever most required."
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 114 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 23' 5"
    Draft 12' 3"
    Speed7 kts.
    Complement (unknown)
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail with auxiliary engine

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    Volador (IX-59)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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