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USA Ship TP-249
Geoanna (IX-61) was manned by a US Navy crew, then a US Coast Guard crew, and finally a US Army crew
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1934 by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA.
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 1 February 1942
Placed in service, as Geoanna (IX-61), 19 February 1942
Turned over to the US Coast Guard, 2 July 1943
Turned over to the US Army, 3 September 1943, Designated TP-249
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Returned to the Navy and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 28 August 1943
Turned over to the Army, 3 September 1943
Final Disposition, rumored to be undergoing restoration in the Philippines in the year 2000
Length 111' 6"
Beam 22' 6"
Draft 14' 9"
Speed 8 kts.
Propulsion sail, with a 4-cylinder auxiliary diesel engine, single propeller
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||US Army Communications Ship Geoanna (TP-249) at anchor, date and place unknown.
||Photo courtesy of the Lt. Col. O. H. Davidsmeyer collection.
View the Geoanna (IX-61)
DANFS history entry located at NavSource.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
AboutWW2.com: WWII Pictures of the Pacific
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