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IX-74 Metha Nelson

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Wooden-hulled sailing schooner:
  • Completed in 1896 by Craig Shipyard, Long Beach, CA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 11 June 1942
  • Placed in service 25 September 1943
  • Placed out of service, 25 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration and resold to Metro-Golden-Mayer one week later
    Displacement 464 t.
    Length 156'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 11' 9"
    Speed 7.5 kts
    Complement unknown
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    Metha Nelson 74k Metha Nelson (IX-74), underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine November 1945
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

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    DANFS history entry located at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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