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Ashley (IX-83)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Miscellaneous Unclassified-Yacht:
  • Built as the auxiliary schooner Winslow in 1936 at T. Berlin Albury, Harbor Island, Bahama Islands
  • Acquired by the US Navy from Adavondach School Inc., of Florida, 29 July 1942
  • Renamed and designated Ashley (IX-83), 4 September 1942
  • Placed in service, 11 September 1942, LCDR. Arnold W. Chapin, USNR, officer in charge
  • Assigned to the 7th Naval District Local Defense Force, Port Everglades section, Gulf Sea Frontier Force
  • Placed out of service in 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 November 1943
  • Loaned, 22 January 1944, to the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp
  • Registered in 1946 by Wallace Groves, Baltimore, MD. as passenger vessel Little Whale Express, homeport, Miami, FL.
  • Operated in 1947 under the British flag
  • Final Disposition, sold, fate unknown
    Displacement 41 t.
    Length 65'
    Beam 17' 6"
    Draft 4'
    Speed 7.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Ashley (IX-83)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Officer in Charge
    01LCDR. Chapin, Arnold William, USNR11 September 1942 - 15 March 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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