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Seven Seas (IX-68)

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

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

Miscellaneous Auxiliary - Ship:
  • Built in 1912 as the full-rigged sailing ship Abraham Rydbert by Bergsund M.V. Atkieb, Stockholm, Sweden for the Swedish Navy as a training ship
  • Sold to William S. Gubelmann of Marine Airways, Roslyn, Long Island, date unknown, renamed Seven Seas
  • Acquired, 10 April 1942, by the US Navy from William S. Gubelmann
  • Placed in service as Seven Seas, 5 May 1942
  • Seven Seas served as station ship at Key West, FL. from May 1942 to May 1944
  • Placed out of service and laid up at the Coast Guard Patrol Base, Port Everglades, Fla., 22 May 1944
  • Seven Seas was struck from the Navy Register, 29 July 1944
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 430 t.
    Length 168'
    Beam 27' 6"
    Draft 12'
    Speed14 unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail

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    Seven Seas 198k The full rigged yacht Seven Seas under way in heavy weather during the 1930s.
    Edited from "Falken," 18 October 1940, page 5, found at Photo # None, courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    Seven Seas (IX-68)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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