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IX-57 Araner

WWII International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Dog - Nan - Baker
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1926 as Faith, a wooden-hulled auxiliary ketch, by Arthur D. Story Shipyards, Essex, MA.
  • Renamed Araner in June 1934
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 27 January 1942
  • Place in service as Araner (IX-57), 26 February 1942
  • Placed out of service and laid up at Naval Frontier Base, San Diego, CA., 1 May 1944
  • Returned to her owner, 12 July 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
  • Registered in 1961 by John Ford Productions, Honolulu, HI., as Araner
  • Registered in 1971 by San Marino Travel Service, Honolulu, HI. as passenger vessel Faith
  • Registered in 1980 by Guam Rent A Car, Honolulu, HI. as passenger vessel Windjammer
  • Registered in 1988 by Worldwide Industries, Saipan, TT as passenger vessel Araner homeport, Honolulu, HI.
  • Out of documentation by 1998.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 147 t.
    Length 106' 5"
    Beam 25' 2"
    Speed 8 kts.
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    Araner 17k Araner (IX-57) under way, date and location unknown. Bettie V Black for her father George V Black Jr., Araner

    Araner (IX-57)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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