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USS Irene Forsyte (IX-93)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1920, as Irene Myrtle, at MacLean Construction Co., Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 16 November 1942, from Thomas Antle of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
  • Converted for Navy use at Thames Shipyard, New London, CT., for use as a Q-ship
  • Commissioned USS Irene Forsyte (IX-93), 26 August 1943, LCDR. R. Parmenter in command
  • Decommissioned, 16 December 1943 at New York, N.Y.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for further service as a Merchant Marine Cadet Corps training ship
  • Returned to the Navy for disposal, November 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold at auction, 18 October 1945, fate unknown
    Length 144'
    Beam 27' 7"
    one single 4" gun mount
    one single 40mm gun mount
    two single 20mm gun mounts
    one ASW rocket
    Propulsion system unknown
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    Irene Forsyte
    USNH&HC 80-G-86382
    183k USS Irene Forsyte (IX-93) underway, 14 September 1943, photographed by an aircraft based at NAS Quonset Point R.I. This ship made her one and only voyage as a "Q-ship" later in the month. Her guns were located between the masts.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 80-G-86382 and
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 80-G-86383. Courtesy
    094609301 - United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-86384
    Mike Green
    Irene Forsyte
    USNH&HC 80-G-86383
    Irene Forsyte

    USS Irene Forsyte (IX-93)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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