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USS Migrant (IX-66)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Yankee - Sierra
NWYS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Sloop:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 661 t.
    Length 223' 3"
    Beam 34'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 11.5 kts
    Complement
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 73
    Armament
    one single 3/50" dual purpose gun mount
    one single 40mm gun mount
    two single 20mm gun mounts
    two depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacity
    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 119k Yacht Migrant under way under full sails during the 1930s.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 72586, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    USS Migrant (IX-66)
    Migrant
    19-N-36832
    84k 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..
    Mike Green
    Migrant
    19-N-36833
    53k
    Migrant 366k 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.
    Tracy White

    USS Migrant (IX-66)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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