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Greyhound (IX-106)
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USS Greyhound (IX-106) (1943 - 1944)
USS Yale (IX-106) (1943)
USS Yale (ID #1672) (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Echo - Charlie
NJEC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Yale - World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp) / Greyhound - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Screw Steamer, built in 1907 at W.A Fletchder, Hoboken, N.J.
  • Acquired by the US Navy 13 March 1918
  • Commissioned USS Yale (ID #1672), 25 March 1918, LCDR. Richard C. Brennan, USNRF, in command
  • Decommissioned, 10 June 1920, at Bremerton Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to the Harvard-Yale Syndicate and reconditioned for passenger service
  • Laid up in 1935
  • Re-acquired by the US Navy, 30 April 1943
  • Commissioned, USS Yale (IX-108), 8 August 1943, as a Barracks Ship, LCDR. W. N. VanDenbrugh in command
  • Renamed USS Greyhound (IX-106), 13 August 1943
  • Decommissioned, 31 March 1944, and placed in service in Puget Sound as a floating barracks
  • Placed out of service, 9 March 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 12 November 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 June 1949, to the Walter W. Johnson Co.
    Specifications (Greyhound IX-106):
    Displacement 3,731 t.
    Length 406' 6"
    Beam 62' 6"
    Draft 18'
    Speed15 kts
    Cargo Capacity 51,400 Cu ft.
    Armament none
    Ship's Service Generator, one Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    Propulsion steam turbines

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    Merchant Service
    Yale/Greyhound
    NH 89788
    72k Post card image of SS Yale under way prior to World War I, and a post card image capturing the same scene, dated 8 August 1909. SS Yale operated by the Metropolitan Steamship Co. between Boston and New York.
    US Navy photo # NH 89788 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Post card image dated 8 August 1909, submitted by Tommy Trampp
    Yale/Greyhound
    NH 89788
    344k
    Yale/Greyhound 82k SS Yale underway prior to World War I. A halftone reproduction of a pre-World War 1 publicity photograph of the "Turbine Steamships Yale and Harvard".
    US Navy photo # NH 105614 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Yale/Greyhound 140k SS Yale under way prior to World War I. Tommy Trampp
    Yale/Greyhound 280k Post card image of the Los Angeles Steamship Co.'s. steamers SS Yale and SS Harvard in port, Los Angeles, date unknown. Los Angeles Steamship Co., provided service between Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Tommy Trampp
    Yale/Greyhound 51k SS Yale steams past the Breakwater Lighthouse at San Pedro, California, during the 1920s or early 1930s. Photo by Sunset Studio.
    US Navy photo # NH 103844 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, USN. Donated by Lieutenant Colonel Russell DeSomer, U.S. Air Force (Retired), 1975.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Yale/Greyhound 712k Los Angeles Steamship Co. post card image of SS Yale rounding the breakwater of Los Angeles Harbor enroute to San Francisco, date unknown Tommy Trampp
    Yale/Greyhound 316k Post card image of SS Yale at San Diego, CA., circa 1915. Tommy Trampp
    USS Yale (ID # 1672)
    Yale/Greyhound 1117k USS Yale (ID #1672) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. in early 1918 prior to be re-painted. Darryl Baker
    L-7 2000k Submarines USS L-7 (SS-46) moored inboard of USS L-6 (SS-45) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 14 April 1918. The steamers USS Yale (ID-1672) and USS Charles (ID-1298) are to the right.
    File name: SS 46 4038 4-14-1918, Navy Photo, 4/14/1918.
    Darryl Baker
    Yale/Greyhound 60k USS Yale (ID #1672) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 15 May 1918, after being refitted for Naval service. She is painted in pattern camouflage.
    US Navy photo # NH 103410 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Yale 64k USS Yale (ID #1672) photographed in European waters circa late 1918, while painted in pattern camouflage.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105958 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2008.
    Robert Hurst
    USS Yale (IX-106)
    Yale/Greyhound 83k USS Yale (IX-106) moored at Kodiak, AK., four days after running shakedown trials after the refurbishment of her machinery and shortly before she was renamed USS Greyhound. Note the smoke rising from the ship's after smokestack. She had previously been used as a floating hotel at Kodiak.
    US National Archives, RG-80-G, photo # 80-G-79829, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    USS Greyhound (IX-106)
    Yale/Greyhound 83k USS Greyhound (IX-106) moored at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 10 September 1943.
    US National Archives, RG-80-G, photo # 80-G-200159, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Yale/Greyhound 377k USS Greyhound (IX-106) moored at Puget Sound Navy Yard in 1943 while serving as a floating barracks. Darryl Baker

    USS Yale (ID #1672) / USS Yale (IX-106) / USS Greyhound (IX-106) / Greyhound (IX-106)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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