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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Blue Dolphin (IX-65)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Uniform - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Auxiliary Schooner :
Built in 1926 at Shelburn Shipbuilding Corp., Shelburn, Nova Scotia
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy, 17 March 1942, from Mr. Amory Collidge for $1
Modified for Naval service at George Lawley & Sons Shipyard, Neponset, MA. from 26 March 1942 to 4 April 1942
Placed in service, 6 April 1942, as Blue Dolphin (IX-65), at Section Base, Boston, MA.
Assigned as station vessel at Casco Bay, Maine
Placed out of service, 28 June 1945, at US Naval Drydock Boston, MA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 July 1945
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 14 September 1945
Purchased, date unknown, by Mr. David C. Nutt for oceanographic research
Final Disposition, abandoned and derelict in Detroit, MI. near the Goat Yard Marina
Displacement 91 t.
Length 99' 8"
Beam 22' 5"
Speed 8 kts.
one Cooper-Bessemer 4 cycle 4 cylinder Diesel auxiliary engine
single propeller. 110shp
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||Blue Dolphin (IX-65) underway in Casco Bay, Maine, 27 October 1942.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-36063 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||Ex-Blue Dolphin (IX-65) under sail while chartered to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, circa 1949 - 1954.
Blue Dolphin (IX-65)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Blue Dolphin Document file, multiple records during and following active Naval service
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 1 March 2013
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