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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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"
one Hall Scott Gasoline auxiliary engine
single propeller, 175shp
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|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
|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.
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, Shipscribe.com
Last Updated 5 January 2024
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