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Mustang (IX-155)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Four-master wooden schooner, William H. Smith built in 1899 by H. K. Hall, Port Blakely, WA.
  • Acquired by the Navy from Alaska Salmon Co. of San Francisco, 28 January 1944
  • Converted for Navy service by Pacific Drydock & Repair Co., Oakland, CA.
  • Renamed Mustang 6 February 1944
  • Assigned to the Amphibious Training Base at Coronado, CA. as a training facility, 17 April 1944
  • Declared surplus to Navy needs, 16 May 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register, 5 June 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission and subsequently sold to Arthur Banks of Los Angeles
    Displacement 566 t.
    Length 170' 4"
    Beam 37' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Depth12' 8"
    Speed 13.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    Mustang is a free-roaming horse of the Western United States, descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually feral horses. The original mustangs were Colonial Spanish horses, but many other breeds and types of horses contributed to the modern Mustang, now resulting in varying phenotypes. Some free-roaming horses are relatively unchanged from the original Spanish stock, most strongly represented in the most isolated populations
    Tommy Trampp
    Mustang 71k Mustang at anchor at NAB Coronado, CA. circa 1944. This schooner hulk was used to train coxswains in bringing landing craft alongside a ship.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-75179, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    Mustang (IX-155)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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