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Puritan (IX-69)

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

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

Auxiliary Schooner:
  • Built in 1931 by Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired, 3 May 1942, by the Navy from Harry J. Bauer, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Placed in service, 19 May 1942
  • Placed out of service, 27 September 1943, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Navy Register, 28 June 1944
  • Transferred, 18 November 1944, to the War Shipping Administration for return to her former owner
  • Registered in 1963 by Downey Bros. Investment Corp., Houston, TX. as yacht Puritan
  • Operated in 1966 under the Panamanian flag.
  • Back in Chicago, 3 July 1973
  • Operated under Austrian flag in May 1974
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 101 t.
    Length 102' 0"
    Beam 22'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 8 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail with auxiliary engine

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    114k Schooner Purtain sailing in the Spetses Classic Regatta in 2017.
    Jule Antea Walkowiak -, CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Licence
    John Spivey

    Puritan (IX-69)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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