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Palomas (IX-91)

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

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

Miscellaneous Unclassified-Schooner:
  • Built as the schooner Goodwill in 1922 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, DE.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 12 September 1942
  • Placed in service, 2 October 1942
  • Renamed Palomas (IX-91), 5 October 1942
  • Placed out of service, 10 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 September 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 March 1947, for disposal
  • Registered in 1947 by Morgan Adams, Jr., Beverly Hills, CA. as yacht Goodwill, homeport, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Registered in 1952 by Ralph E. Larrabee, Newport Beach, CA. as yacht Goodwill, homeported, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Out of documentation in 1965.
  • Final Disposition, stranded, 25 May 1969, in international waters somewhere along the infamous Sacramento Reef off the Coast of Mexico
    Displacement 312 t.
    Length 161'
    Beam 30' 1"
    Draft unknown
    Non-refrigerated Storage Capacity 12,800 Cu. ft.
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    one Winton Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators three diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
    one propeller 275 shp

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    Palomas 41k Palomas (IX-91) underway off the coast of California, date unknown. Gene Coppinger for his father Walter W. Coppinger Palomas
    Palomas 147k Palomas (IX-91) underway, probably in San Francisco Bay, date circa 1942-43.
    US Navy photo from The Naval History of Treasure Island, 1946.
    Joe Radigan
    Palomas 133k Palomas (IX-91) underway on the day President Roosevelt died (12 April 1945) with her flag at half mast. She was serving as radar training ship at Naval Station Treasure Island, CA., and had radar antennas at the tops of both of her masts.
    US Navy photo courtesy
    Mike Green

    Palomas (IX-91)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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