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Aide de Camp (IX-224)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


  • Built as the wooden-hulled motor yacht Colleen in 1922 at George Lawley & Sons, Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Renamed Ranger, circa late 1926-27
  • Renamed Poinsettia in 1928
  • Renamed Aide de Camp in 1931
  • Transferred to the Navy, 31 May 1945, from the Office of Scientific Research and Development
  • Placed in service, as Aide de Camp, 18 June 1945, at Boston, MA., LT. David W. Warren, Jr., in charge
  • Placed out of service, 2 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 4 September 1946 for disposal
  • Registered in 1950 by Fred Bowman, DeLand, FL. as yacht Aide-de-Camp, homeport, St. Augustine, FL.
  • Registered in 1952 by Vesta Bowman, Millville, FL. as yacht Aide-de-Camp, homeport, Pensacola, FL.
  • Registered in 1955 by Kennedy Marine Engine Co., Inc. Biloxi, MS. as yacht Mariner II, in service as late as 1980
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 167 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 18' 2"
    Speed 15 kts.
    Propulsion system unknown
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    Aide de Camp
    094622403
    316k
    Namesake
    Aide de Camp - French expression meaning literally "helper in the [military] camp" is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military, police or government officer, or to a member of a royal family or a head of state.(Wikipedia)
    Photo - The American Soldier 1775 an aide-de-camp, General George Washington, and General Artemus Ward at the siege of Boston. H. Charles McBarron, Jr. - United States Army U.S. Army Center of Military History, The American Soldier series: Set 3. CMH Pub 70-1-3.
    'In this scene from one of General Washington's surveys of the lines before Boston, an aide-de-camp in a brown semi-military coat with buff facings and the green ribbon of his position across his chest is seen in the left foreground. In the center foreground General Washington is shown in the blue and buff "suit of regimentals" he had had made that spring, and worn at the sessions of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The light blue sash on his breast denotes his rank as "Commander in Chief." In the right foreground is Major General Artemas Ward in a plain dark military style coat and the purple sash of a major general over his white small clothes. All three of the foreground figures wear black cockades on their hats as did their British adversaries. In the background are various regiments of General Ward's Division in the motley array of the Continental troops before Boston, the officers distinguished by their cockades."(Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    Aide de Camp 140k Stern view of Aide de Camp (IX-224) at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) in East Boston, Mass., on 14 June 1945.
    US Navy photo # NY2 3088-45, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10151
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    Aide de Camp 299k Starboard bow view of Aide de Camp (IX-224) at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) base in East Boston, Mass., 14 June 1945.
    US Navy photo # NY2 3086-45, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10151
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    Aide de Camp 115k Broadside view of Aide de Camp (IX-224) moored at the Navy Local Defense Force base (Lockwood's Basin) in East Boston, Mass., on 14 June 1945. USS Alacrity (PG-87) is moored opposite side of the pier.
    Boston Navy Yard photo 3087-45
    Maunsel White

    Aide de Camp (IX-224)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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