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Freedom (IX-43)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Charlie - Yankee

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Two Masted Auxiliary Schooner:
  • Built in 1931, as the schooner Freedom by Great Lakes Boat Building Co. for Sterling Morton,
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy and placed in service as Freedom (IX-43), 10 September 1940
  • Freedom served at the US Naval Academy
  • Placed out of service in 1962
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1968
  • Sold 12 August 1968 to the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Annapolis, MD., for use as a miscellaneous function (training)
  • Registered in 1976 by Sea Hippies, Ltd. Wilmington, DE. as yacht Freedom
  • Out of documentation by 1989
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Length 88' 8"
    Beam 20'
    Propulsion sail
    one Hall Scott Gasoline auxiliary engine
    single propeller, 175shp
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Freedom 63k The two-masted schooner Freedom (IX-43) serving as a cruising yacht training ship at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., date unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 84193
    Mike Green
    Vamarie 87k This is probably Freedom (IX-43) in the distance riding at anchor while Vamarie (IX-47) is being pounded against a quay wall in the Severn River at Annapolis, MD., by Hurricane Hazel on 15 October 1954 after a link in her anchor chain parted.
    US Navy Photo # 80-G-654830 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Mike Green

    Freedom (IX-43)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Small IX: Naval Academy Yachts,
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