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IX-75 John M. Howard


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


  • Built in 1934 as Elsie Fenimore for E.R. Fenimore Johnson
  • Purchased by the Maritime Commission, 3 July1942, from her owner
  • Acquired by US Navy the same day
  • Placed in service at Philadelphia, 29 July 1942
  • Renamed John M. Howard, 17 August 1942
  • Commissioned, USS John M. Howard (IX-75), 1 September 1942, at Washington, D.C.
  • Decommissioned, 9 May 1945, at Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
  • Placed in service until 16 November 1945
  • Placed out of service, 24 January 1946, and returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal
    Specifications:
    Displacement 94 t.
    Length 87'
    Beam 20'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion system unknown

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