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Congaree (IX-84)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Charlie - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Miscellaneous Unclassified:
  • Built as the auxiliary yawl Wakiva, date and location unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1942
  • Renamed and designated Congaree (IX-84) in 1942
  • Placed in service, 10 October 1942, LCDR. Arnold W. Chapin, USNR, officer in charge
  • Assigned to the 7th Naval District Local Defense Force, Port Everglades Section Base, Gulf Sea Frontier Force, for inshore patrol
  • Placed out of service, 15 March 1943
  • Reassigned to the Naval Academy Annapolis, MD.
  • Turned over to the Maritime Administration in April 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
  • Registered in 1947 by William Robert Timkin, Canton, OH. as yacht Kittyhawk, homeport, Cleveland, OH.
  • Donated 1 June to U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, , renamed Petrel
  • Registered in 1966 by Hans Van Nes, New York as yacht Kittyhawk, name changed to Petrel
  • Registered in 1980 by Nicholas Vincent Van Nes as yacht Petrel
  • Registered in 1999 by Sail Away New York, West Tisbury, MA. as passenger vessel Petrel
  • Out of documentation in 2009.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: unknown
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    80k Yacht Petrel underway in New York harbor, date unknown.
    John Spivey

    Congaree (IX-84)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officer in Charge
    01LCDR. Chapin, Arnold William, USNR10 October 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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