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Geoanna (IX-61)
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


Auxiliary Schooner:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 111' 6"
    Beam 22' 6"
    Draft 14' 9"
    Speed 8 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail, with a 4-cylinder auxiliary diesel engine, single propeller
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    Geoanna 16k US Army Communications Ship Geoanna (TP-249) at anchor, date and place unknown. Photo courtesy of the Lt. Col. O. H. Davidsmeyer collection.

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    AboutWW2.com: WWII Pictures of the Pacific
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