Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USS Galaxy (IX-54)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Bravo - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet Clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Underway Sound Experimental Vessel:
  • Built in 1930 by Pusey and Jones, Co., Wilmington DE., Bernard W. Doyle, Leominster, MA.
  • Launched, 11 June 1930
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 8 September 1941
  • Commissioned USS Galaxy (IX-54), 20 September 1941, LTjg. William D. Hodges, USNR, in command
  • Allocated to the 1st Naval District, at East Boston to conduct experimental underwater sound work
  • Decommissioned, 2 August 1945, placed in service the same day
  • Placed out of service, 25 March 1946, at Boston, MA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 may 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 20 May 1946, for disposal
  • Registered in 1950 by Reynoldson Co., New York, as yacht Galaxy
  • Registered in 1954 by Tuscbay Properties, New York, as yacht Galaxy
  • Registered in 1960 by Reynoldson Co., Stuart, FL., as yacht Galaxy homeport, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Operated in 1962 under the British flag
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 320 t.
    Length 130'
    Beam 21' 4"
    Draft 7' 3"
    Speed 11.4 kts
    Armament none
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 20
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 160 Bbls
    one Winton Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel-drive 25Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 15Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 750shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    Galaxy 66k Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter's motor yacht, Galaxy, circa 1930.
    Photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Galaxy 120k Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter's motor yacht, Galaxy lounge shown upon her completion in 1930. Located at the after end of the deck house, it was finished in old pine with yellow damask curtains and rust carpet, circa 1930.
    Photo courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Galaxy (IX-54)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index Back To The Miscellaneous Ship (IX) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 5 January 2024