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Forbes (IX-90)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Miscellaneous Unclassified:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Lussinpicccolo. Italy, Designed by Niccolo Martonolich
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Owned in 1942 by Pond School Cruise, Inc., of Annapolis, MD. and Bridgeport, CT.
  • Acquired by the Navy as Morning Star in 1942
  • Renamed and designated Forbes (IX-90), date unknown
  • Placed in service, 21 January 1943, LCDR. Arnold W. Chapin, USNR, officer in charge
  • Assigned to the 7th Naval District, Port Everglades section base
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, date unknown
  • Registered in 1946 by Richard S. Rheem, Orinda, CA. as yacht Morning Star, homeport, San Francisco, CA.
  • Registered in 1957 by Louis A. Benoist, Los Angeles, CA. as yacht Morning Star
  • Registered in 1960 by Bay Aviation Services Co., Palm Springs, CA. as yacht Morning Star
  • Registered in 1963 by Fuller E. Callaway, San Francisco, CA. as yacht Morning Star
  • Rigged as a ketch, date unknown
  • Final Disposition grounded in a storm on 19 June 1963 on Providencia Island east of Nicaragua while enroute to participate in the Newport Trans-Atlantic Race
    Displacement 63 t. gross 110 t.loaded
    Length 90' oa.
    Beam 17' 8"
    Draft 12' 25"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 1944 - 14
    Armament unknown
    Main Propulsion sail
    Auxiliary Propulsion one Buda diesel engine (fitted 1936)

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    Forbes (IX-90)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway
    Officers in Charge
    01LCDR. Chapin, Arnold William, USNR21 January 1943 - 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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