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Romain (IX-89)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Hotel - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Miscellaneous Unclassified - Schooner:
  • Built in 1937 as the wood hull schooner Merida, by Symonette Ship Building Co. Nassau, British West Indies
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 18 August 1942
  • Renamed and designated Romain (IX-89), date unknown
  • Placed in service, 25 November 1942, LCDR. Arnold W. Chapin, USNR, officer in charge
  • Assigned to the 7th Naval District,at Port Everglades, FL.
  • Placed out of service 17 March 1943
  • Struck from the Navy list 28 June 1944
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal by sale 3 January 1945
  • Registered in 1945 by Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop, Bradenton, FL. as yacht Merida, homeport, Tampa, FL.
  • Operated in December 1946 under British flag by Cruising Club, Ltd. as Gulliver
  • Registered in 1976 by Chris Barnes as yacht Sea Eagle, homeport, Tampa, FL.
  • Registered in 1976 by Andrew Yellen, Perth Amboy, N.J. as yacht Libby Rose
  • Out of documentation in 1984.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 84'
    Beam 20' 9"
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion sail with auxiliary engine

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    Romain (IX-89)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officers in Charge
    01LCDR. Chapin, Arnold William, USNR25 November 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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