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Juniata (IX-77)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Victor - Uniform
NYVU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Auxiliary Schooner:
  • Built in 1930 as Etak by Krupp, Kiel, Germany
  • Renamed Vega in 1938
  • Purchased by the US Navy from H. W. Rohl, Los Angeles, CA., 1 July 1942
  • Placed in service as Juniata (IX-77), 11 August 1942
  • Assigned to Commander Western Sea Frontier, 12 September 1942
  • Placed out of service, 1 January 1945 at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
  • Sold by the War Shipping Administration, 4 June 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 242 t.
    Length 134'
    Beam 28' 2"
    Draft 17' 5"
    Speed 11kts
    Complement unknown
    Auxiliary Propulsion System Diesel engine, single propeller

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    Juniata (IX-77)
    Juniata 109k Juniata (IX-77) Photographed during World War II. in San Francisco Bay
    US Navy photo # NH 97587
    US Naval Historical Center
    Juniata 215k Juniata (IX-77) starboard side looking aft. Tim McGeachy for his father LTjg. Sam McGeachy Juanita
    Juniata 175k Juniata (IX-77) port side looking forward. Tim McGeachy for his father LTjg. Sam McGeachy Juanita
    Juniata 103k Juniata (IX-77) underway, date and location unknown. Jim Swank
    Te Vega
    Juniata 120k Te Vega on the Hudson River, 4 July 1976.
    Photo courtesy of Scott Rasmussen.
    Robert Hurst

    Juniata (IX-77) crew photos taken while underway out of San Francisco on patrol, circa 1943-44. Juniata's areas of responsibility ranged from Pacific Northwest to Hawaii. LTjg. Sam McGeachy is at the wheel as well as on deck in these photos.
    Submitted by Tim McGeachy for his father LTjg. Sam McGeachy Juanita
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    Juniata (IX-77)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Flint School e-Museum History of the Flint School's Ships: TeVega & teQuest
    Schooner Man - TeVaga

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