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USS Brave (IX-78)

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November - Yankee - Whiskey - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Maitland Adams was acquired by the Navy from the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Fla., 10 August 1942
  • Renamed Brave (IX-78), 13 August 1942
  • Repaired and partially converted at the Gibbs Gas Engine Co. yard at Jacksonville
  • Placed in service at Jacksonville, 10 December 1942, for the voyage via Miami to Key West
  • Commissioned USS Brave (IX-78), 23 January 1943, Key West, FL.
  • Assigned to duty at Key West as a school ship for the Fleet Sound School, under the auspices of the Commander, Gulf Sea Frontier
  • Reassigned to Service Squadron (ServRon One), 29 September, however, remained training sonarmen at the Fleet Sound School
  • Reassigned, 27 November 1944, to Commandant, 7th Naval District, for disposal
  • Decommissioned, 14 December 1944, at the Naval Operating Base, Key West
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1944
  • Turned over3 to the Maritime Commission, 19 September 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 110 t.
    Length 98'3"
    Beam 23'7"
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown

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

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