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Aide de Camp (IX-224)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


  • Built as the wooden-hulled motor yacht Colleen in 1922 at George Lawley & Sons, Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Renamed Ranger, circa late 1926-27
  • Renamed Poinsettia in 1928
  • Renamed Aide de Camp in 1931
  • Transferred to the Navy, 31 May 1945, from the Office of Scientific Research and Development
  • Placed in service, as Aide de Camp, 18 June 1945, at Boston, MA., LT. David W. Warren, Jr., in charge
  • Placed out of service, 2 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 4 September 1946 for disposal
  • Sold by the Maritime Administration, circa 1946-47
  • Renamed Mariner II in 1955
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 167 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 18' 2"
    Speed 15 kts.
    Propulsion system unknown
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    SS-11 299k Broadside view of Aide de Camp (IX-224) at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) base in East Boston, Mass., 14 June 1945.
    US Navy photo # NY2 3086-45, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10151
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    SS-11 140k Stern view of Aide de Camp (IX-224) at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) in East Boston, Mass., on 14 June 1945.
    US Navy photo # NY2 3088-45, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10151
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    Alacrity 115k Aide de Camp (IX-224) moored at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) in East Boston, Mass., on 14 June 1945. USS Alacrity (PG-87) is moored opposite side of the pier.
    Boston Navy Yard photo 3087-45
    Maunsel White

    Aide de Camp (IX-224)
    DANFS history entry located on at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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