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USS Migrant (IX-66)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Yankee - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built as the sloop Migrant in 1929 by George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Acquired from Carl Tucker by the Port Director, New York for the Navy, 21 March 1942
Converted by the Sullivan Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Commissioned USS Migrant, 19 May 1942, LT. R. B. Metcalf, USNR, in command
Assigned to Eastern Sea Frontier an 3rd Naval District to conduct ASW patrols
Decommissioned, 3 August 1945, at East Boston
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 August 1945
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 6 January 1946, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 661 t.
Length 223' 3"
Speed 11.5 kts
one single 3/50" dual purpose gun mount
one single 40mm gun mount
two single 20mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
Diesel 405 Bbls
Propulsion sail and Diesel
one Cooper Bessemer Diesel engine
Ships' service generators
one 20Kw 120V D.C.
two 50Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 950shp
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||Yacht Migrant under way under full sails during the 1930s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 72586, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
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||USS Migrant (IX-66) underway near the Boston Navy Yard, 1 December 1942
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s 19-N-36832 and 19-N-36833 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US Naval
History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com..
||USS Migrant (IX-66) under way, 20 February 20, 1944.
US National Archives photo # 42-28N 69-50W a US Navy photo
now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Migrant (IX-66)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 4 December 2015
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