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USS Echo (IX-95)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Screw Scow:
  • Built in New Zealand in 1905 by William Brown, as a topsail rigged twin-masted (flat bottom) schooner
  • Transferred to the US Navy under reverse Lend-Lease from New Zealand
  • Commissioned, USS Echo (IX-95), 4 November 1942, ENS. M. C. Riddle in command
  • Decommissioned, 15 March 1944, at Wellington, New Zealand and returned to the Government of New Zealand
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, preserved at Picton, New Zealand as the Echo Gallery, a scow museum and café
    Specifications:
    Displacement 132 long tons
    Length 104'
    Beam 26'
    Propulsion sail
    two Diesel engines installed in 1920
    single propeller

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    Echo 97k Scow Echo shown in civilian service in New Zealand either before or after her US Navy service. She was Lend-Leased to the U.S. Navy in 1942 as USS Echo (IX-95) and returned in 1944.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84194.
    Mike Green
    Echo 15k USS Echo (IX-95) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Echo 66k Echo underway while in merchant service, either before or after WWII., date and location unknown. Photos courtesy, Arthur D. Baker and Shipscribe. Tommy Trampp
    Echo 92k
    Echo 357k The two masted scow Echo photographed at Picton Harbour, New Zealand in August 2013. Photo by Nickm57 (unknown author) Tommy Trampp

    USS Echo (IX-95)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Supplemental history of Echo
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    Last Updated 29 November 2013