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Saluda (IX-87) (1945 - 1946 / 1947 - 1968)
USS Saluda (IX-87) (1943 - 1945 / 1946 - 1947 )
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Foxtrot - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Miscellaneous Unclassified, Auxiliary Yacht, Yawl-rigged:
Built in 1938, as Odyssey, a wooden hulled yacht, at Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, N.Y.
Acquired by the US Navy, 31 July 1942
Placed in service, 17 October, 1942
Commissioned Saluda (IX-87), 20 June 1943, at Port Everglades Section Base, FL.
Decommissioned, and placed in service in October 1945, at New London, CT.
Recommissioned, 20 May 1946
Decommissioned and placed in service, 7 January 1947
Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary Craft YAG-87, 29 June 1968
Placed out of service date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 April 1974
Current Disposition, in use as Odyssey Pacific Harbors Council BSA Sea Scout Ship #190 at Tacoma, WA.
Displacement 92 t.
Length 88' 7"
Draft 10' 8"
Speed 6 kts. (trail)
Diesel 12 Bbls
primary - sail
auxiliary - one Superior Diesel engine
single propeller 100shp
one Diesel-drive Ship's Service Generator, 1.25Kw 110V D.C.
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||Yacht Odyssey launching in 1938 at City Island, N.Y.
||Yacht Odyssey underway, date and location unknown.
||Saluda (IX-87) departing San Diego Harbor, 27 August 1955. Point Loma is in the background. Note her IX number on her bow.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 80-G-681524.
||Saluda (IX-87) underway, 6 October 1964. She was used for ocean research by the Naval Electronics Laboratory but also participated in sailing races off the California coast.
US Naval History and Heritage Command,
Photo # USN 1105634
||Ex USS Saluda (IX-87) as the yacht Odyssey in use as a Boy Scout training vessel, at Tacoma WA. during the annual Tall Ships festival in August, circa 2007.
||Photos by Ron Jensen
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 5 July 2013
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